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Coronavirus: Mendy reveals negative test results for 'those around me'

  • After self-isolating as a precaution, Benjamin Mendy has revealed those close to him had tested negative for coronavirus.
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Modified 14 Mar 2020, 22:46 IST
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Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy

Manchester City left-back Benjamin Mendy has thanked fans for their support and confirmed "those around me" have tested negative for the coronavirus.

Mendy was widely reported to be the City player who self-isolated as a precaution earlier this week, after a member of their family fell ill and was tested for COVID-19.

In an Instagram post on Saturday that confirmed he had been placed in quarantine, the France international shared an update and urged his followers to heed instructions given by the World Health Organization (WHO), who are seeking to minimise the spread of a virus that has led to over 5,000 deaths around the world.

"First of all, I would like to thank you for your numerous messages of support following the news about my quarantine," wrote Mendy.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Bonjour à tous, Je tenais avant tout à vous remercier pour vos nombreux messages de soutien suite à la nouvelle concernant ma mise en quarantaine. Aujourd'hui, les résultats se sont avérés négatifs pour mon entourage, mais il est important que tout le monde prenne ses responsabilités dans cette période délicate, pour vous protéger vous mais surtout pour protéger les plus faibles face à l'épidémie. Je vous invite donc à suivre les consignes données par l'OMS afin de stopper le plus rapidement possible la propagation du virus et de reprendre le cours normal des choses. Prenez soin de vous et des vôtresHamdoulilah #CoronaOut https://www.who.int/fr/emergencies/diseases/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public @who ————————————————————————————Good morning, everyone, First of all, I would like to thank you for your numerous messages of support following the news about my quarantine. Today, the results were negative for those around me, but it is important that everyone takes their responsibilities in this delicate period, to protect you but above all to protect the weakest in the face of the epidemic. I therefore invite you to follow the instructions given by the WHO in order to stop the spread of the virus as quickly as possible and to get back to normal. Take care of yourself and your beloved onesHamdoulilah #CoronaOut https://www.who.int/fr/emergencies/diseased/novel-coronavirus-2019/advice-for-public @who

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"Today, the results were negative for those around me, but it is important that everyone takes their responsibilities in this delicate period, to protect you but above all to protect the weakest in the face of the epidemic.

"I therefore invite you to follow the instructions given by the WHO in order to stop the spread of the virus as quickly as possible and to get back to normal."

It is not clear when City will return to competitive action, with the second leg of their Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid having been postponed and the Premier League also suspended until at least April 3.

Published 14 Mar 2020, 22:46 IST
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