Manchester City’s Premier League game against Everton on Monday was postponed after multiple new positive tests for coronavirus were detected among the City side, the club confirmed.
The Club released a statement before the match saying, “Based on strong medical advice the Premier League, in consultation with both clubs, have decided to postpone the fixture,”
“After the latest round of Covid-19 testing, the club returned a number of positive cases, in addition to the four already reported on Christmas Day,” City’s statement added.
“With the security of the bubble compromised, there posed a risk that the virus could spread further amongst the squad, the staff and potentially beyond.”
The club’s training ground will now close for an “indeterminate period” with further testing on players and staff to take place before it can reopen.
On Christmas Day Manchester City announced that 2 of their players, Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus alongside 2 staff members had been positive for COVID-19.
City are due to face Chelsea away in the Premier League on Sunday.
It is just the second time that a Premier League match has been postponed due to Covid-19 since the 2019/20 season resumed in June.