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Bayern Munich stars Joshua Kimmich and Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting test positive for Covid-19 as club grapples with virus

“The FC Bayern ahead is self-isolating at house in accordance with the related well being authorities and doing effectively underneath the circumstances,” said the German club on its web site, referring to Choupo-Moting.
Later on Wednesday, Bayern confirmed that Kimmich had additionally examined posted and was self-isolating at house. Kimmich was “doing effectively,” based on the Bundesliga club.

The Bayern duo’s positive outcomes comes as the club grapples with quite a lot of gamers quarantining as a result of coronavirus amid Germany’s deteriorating Covid-19 state of affairs.

Choupo-Moting, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala, and Michael Cuisance entered quarantine after a contact particular person examined positive for Covid-19, based on Bayern on Sunday.

Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League recreation in opposition to Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann revealed he may solely have 13 outfield gamers obtainable.

Niklas Süle and Josip Stanisic returned to coaching on Wednesday after popping out of self-isolation, Bayern mentioned on its web site. Süle examined positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.

According to Reuters, Bayern is dealing with mounting criticism for having unvaccinated gamers, with Germany worldwide Kimmich essentially the most high-profile star refusing a jab.
Last week, Bayern reportedly informed unvaccinated gamers that they’d be docking their pay for durations of coronavirus quarantine, based on German media reports.

Bayern informed CNN that it is not commenting on these stories.

Germany on Wednesday reported its highest single-day surge of Covid-19 infections as the nation battles a fourth wave of the virus.

It reported 66,884 new coronavirus circumstances — a rise of greater than 21,000 new infections in comparison with the earlier 24-hour interval, based on the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), Germany’s illness and management middle. It additionally reported 335 new deaths associated to Covid-19.

The demise toll from the illness is approaching 100,000 within the nation, based on the RKI.

“There are nonetheless those that consider that the virus can’t hurt them. I wish to drag these folks to an intensive care unit and, within the face of their struggling, ask: What extra has to occur for you to know?” German Health Minister Jens Spahn informed the Rheinische Post newspaper.

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