Manchester City respond to Benjamin Mendy’s New Year’s Eve Covid-19 breach with 8 positive tests now recorded

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Manchester City have reportedly recorded 8 positive tests, whilst Benjamin Mendy is being investigated by the club for breaching protocol.

Manchester City respond to Benjamin Mendy’s New Year’s Eve Covid-19 breach with 8 positive tests now recorded

Mendy breaches regulations

Manchester City have released a statement saying that they are aware of the Covid-19 breach of French left back Benjamin Mendy. The former Monaco full-back has reportedly broken Covid-19 regulations during a New Year’s Eve event.

“The club is aware of a New Year’s Eve covid-19 breach involving Benjamin Mendy and the subsequent  media reporting of it. While it is understood that elements of this incident have been misinterpreted in the reports, and that he player has publicly apologised for his error, the club is disappointed to learn of the transgression and will be conducting an internal investigation,” read the statement.

The news comes as further reports of positive tests were recorded at the Manchester City camp with the total number now reaching 8. The match between Man City and Everton was recently called off due to the number of cases at the northwest club.

The next team which City are due to play is against Chelsea in a match this afternoon at 16:30. Any possible news of the game being called off may not be revealed until mere hours before kick off as was the case with Fulham’s match with Tottenham Hotspur.

Mendy’s apology

Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus are the only named players so far to have tested positive, however considering the level of positive tests now at Manchester City, this will only make worse the situation whereby Mendy broke Covid-19 regulations on New Year’s Eve.

Manchester City respond to Benjamin Mendy’s New Year’s Eve Covid-19 breach with 8 positive tests now recorded

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND – OCTOBER 01: Benjamin Mendy of Manchester City in action during the UEFA Champions League group C match between Manchester City and Dinamo Zagreb at Etihad Stadium on October 01, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Visionhaus)

The Frenchman has released an apology since but the club is still investigating.

“The club is aware of a New Year’s Eve covid-19 breach involving Benjamin Mendy and the subsequent media reporting of it,” said a Man City spokesperson.

“While it is understood that elements of this incident have been misinterpreted in the reports, and that the player has publicly apologised for his error, the club is disappointed to learn of the transgression and will be conducting an internal investigation.”

Despite the recently approved vaccine being rolled out, the restrictions in place to stem the spread of the virus are extremely serious and expectations of further strictness is expected with the Prime Minister set to address the media soon.

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This article was edited by Benjamin Newman.

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