Bayern confirmed later Wednesday that Kimmich had also been tested and was now self-isolating at his home. According to the Bundesliga club Kimmich was “doing very well”.
The positive results of the Bayern duo come as the club struggles with a few players who are being quarantined due to coronavirus in Germany’s worsening Covid-19 situation.
Choupo -Moting was joined by Serge Gnabry and Jamal Musiala. They were quarantined after a contact person tested positive to Covid-19, Bayern reported on Sunday.
Bayern coach Julian Nagelsmann disclosed that he might have only 13 outfielders available in Tuesday’s Champions League clash against Dynamo Kiev, Ukraine.
Niklas Süle 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.
Bayern assured CNN that it was not commenting on the reports.
Germany’s fourth wave of the virus is threatening the country, and Wednesday saw the country report its highest ever single-day spike in Covid-19 infection.
It reported 66.884 new coronavirus case reports — an increase of over 21,000 infections compared with the previous 24-hour period according to Germany’s disease control and prevention center, the Robert Koch Institute. It also reported 335 deaths from Covid-19.
According to RKI the death toll due to this disease is close to 100,000.
“Some still believe that the virus is not harmful to them. I would like them to be taken to an intensive care unit. There, they will suffer. Then, I would ask: What else must you do to help them understand? The Rheinische Post reported that Jens Spahn was the German Health Minister.