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

“The FC Bayern attacker is self-isolating at home in accordance with the relevant health authorities and is doing well under the circumstances.” said the German club on its website, referring to Choupo-Moting.
Later on Wednesday, Bayern confirmed that Kimmich had also posted testing and was in self-isolation at home. Kimmich did “good”, according to the Bundesliga club.

The Bayern duo’s positive results come as the club struggles with a number of players quarantined over the coronavirus amid the deteriorating Covid-19 situation in Germany.

Choupo-Moting, Serge Gnabry, Jamal Musiala and Michael Cuisance have been quarantined after a contact person tested positive for Covid-19 on Sunday, Bayern said.

Ahead of Tuesday’s Champions League game against Dynamo Kyiv in Ukraine, Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann revealed he may only have 13 outfield players available.

Niklas Sule and Josip Stanisic returned to training on Wednesday after coming out of self-isolation, Bayern said on its website. Süle tested positive for Covid-19 earlier this month.

According to ReutersBayern are facing mounting criticism for having unvaccinated players, with Germany international Kimmich being the most talked-about star to refuse a shot.
Last week, Bayern reportedly told unvaccinated players they would withdraw their wages for periods of quarantine due to the coronavirus, according to German media reports.

Bayern told CNN it will not comment on those posts.

Germany on Wednesday reported its highest single-day rise in Covid-19 infections as the country grapples with a fourth wave of the virus.

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

The death toll from the disease is approaching 100,000 in the country, according to the RKI.

“There are still people who believe that the virus can do them no harm. I would like to drag these people to an intensive care unit and, in the face of their suffering, ask: what else needs to be done to understand?” This is what the German health minister Jens Spahn told the Rheinische Post newspaper.

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