MUNICH – Midfielder Joshua Kimmich is another player from Bayern Munich’s football team who tested positive for the coronavirus. The reigning German master officially confirmed this on Wednesday evening.
“Joshua Kimmich is in solitary confinement at his home after a positive coronavirus test,” Bayern stated in the opinion that the player feels good. Earlier on Wednesday, the Bavarian club also informed about the positive test of Eric Maxim Choup-Moting.
#Kimmich it’s done, it’s still a genesis!
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Kimmich announced several weeks ago that he was not vaccinated against coronavirus. Since then, as a close contact with a positive person, he has been quarantined twice and Bayern, as unvaccinated, refused to pay him a salary during quarantine, the daily Bild reported.
Vaccination is not mandatory for German footballers, but the debate over it has intensified as infections have risen rapidly in Germany. Many politicians have called for mandatory vaccinations for players.
The call did not fall on fertile ground
In the past, Chancellor Angela Merkel herself called for Kimmich to be vaccinated. “There are very good factual arguments for being vaccinated. There are also answers to questions for those who have doubts. Kimmich is known as a very thoughtful footballer, he should also think about the possibility of vaccinations again.” Merkel said in an interview with the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung.