Bayern Munich star Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting tests positive for Covid-19 as club grapple with virus

“The FC Bayern striker is self-isolating at home in accordance with the relevant health authorities and is doing well under the circumstances,” the German club said on their website.

Choupo-Moting’s positive result comes as Bayern grapple with a number of players quarantined due to coronavirus amid the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in Germany.

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

Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann revealed he might only have 13 outfielders available.

Niklas Süle and Josip Stanisic resumed training on Wednesday after emerging from isolation, Bayern said on their website. Süle tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.

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Bayern face mounting criticism for having unvaccinated players, Reuters said, with Germany international Joshua Kimmich the most prominent star refusing a jab.
Bayern reportedly told unvaccinated players last week that they would waive their pay for coronavirus quarantine periods, German media reported.

Bayern told CNN they are not commenting on the information.

Germany reported its largest single-day increase in Covid-19 infections on Wednesday as the country battles a fourth wave of the virus.

It reported 66,884 new cases of coronavirus – an increase of more than 21,000 new infections from the previous 24-hour period, according to the Robert Koch Institute (RKI), the center for disease control and control in Germany. It also reported 335 new deaths linked to Covid-19.

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The number of deaths from the disease is approaching 100,000 in the country, according to the RKI.

“There are still those who believe that the virus cannot harm them. I would like to drag these people to an intensive care unit and, in the face of their suffering, ask: what else needs to happen? so that you understand? ” German Health Minister Jens Spahn told the Rheinische Post newspaper.

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