Two Manchester City players, Kyle Walker and Gabriel Jesus have both tested positive for Covid19, the club affirmed on Friday.
Two individuals from the club’s staff have additionally tested positive, however the club decided not to uncover their personalities.
Defender Walker and striker Jesus will now miss their Premier League matches against Newcastle, Everton and Chelsea.
The duo is likely to return for City’s Carabao Cup semi-final against Manchester United on January 6.
“All four personnel will now observe a period of self-isolation in accordance with Premier League and UK Government protocol on quarantine,” City said in a statement released on Friday morning.
“Everyone at the club wishes our colleagues a speedy recovery over the Christmas period ahead of their return to work, training and competition.”
The positive tests come as the UK encounters a flood in Coronavirus cases, with the 39,036 affirmed on Thursday checking it the second-most elevated day by day complete since the pandemic started.