The France defender will steer clear of the rest of the Premier League champions’ squad following a family member who was hospitalised.

A Manchester City participant, known to be defender Benjamin Mendy, is self-isolating following a relative of his was in the centre of a coronavirus scare.

The 25-year-old left-back will remain away from City training until he’s given the all-clear in the virus after a relative was taken to hospital with reported respiratory issues.

City are set to face Burnley from the Premier League on Saturday and there are now no plans for the game to be postponed.

A team spokesperson told: “The team is aware that a relative of a senior men’s team participant is in the hospital with symptoms of respiratory disease.

“He’s undergone evaluations at the hospital, among which is for Covid-19. Until the results are known, the player in question in self-isolating as a precaution.”

City is planning for Saturday’s fixture after UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson insisted there was no intention to cancel major sporting events. Pep Guardiola’s Friday press conference, however, was called off as the Premier League is set for an emergency meeting to discuss how to approach upcoming fittings after Mikel Arteta’s diagnosis.

Leagues in Italy, Spain and the Netherlands have suspended soccer games for upcoming months while UEFA are set to meet Tuesday to discuss proposals for the Champions League and Europa League in addition to this summer’s European Championships in aftermath of the outbreak.

Earlier on Thursday, City declared the next leg of the Champions League last-16 tie against Real Madrid next week was postponed.

City decided in combination with UEFA after Madrid established a self-imposed quarantine in the aftermath of a positive coronavirus evaluation by one of the basketball players on Thursday.

The Premier League champions also had to call off their rearranged clash with Arsenal on Wednesday hours before kick-off after it was disclosed Gunners staff had come into contact with Olympiacos proprietor Evangelos Marinakis, that has been diagnosed with the virus.

Leicester City have also confirmed that”a few” of the players have shown”signs and symptoms” of coronavirus and are taking in a span of self-isolation.

Coronavirus has infected over 130,000 people worldwide and claimed the lives of 4,756 since the outbreak started in China in December last year.