The German soccer league reported 10 constructive checks for the brand new coronavirus amongst 36 golf equipment within the Bundesliga and second division on Monday.
The DFL stated that 1,724 checks for COVID-19 had been carried out over two rounds amongst gamers, coaches, physiotherapists and different workers. The checks had been a part of the league’s hygiene idea because it bids to restart aggressive video games someday in Could. It stated groups may even undertake “a compulsory coaching camp below quarantine circumstances earlier than a attainable continuation.”
Solely 4 attainable circumstances had been reported already. Cologne on Friday stated it had three constructive circumstances, whereas second-division Stuttgart reported one “inconclusive outcome” from an individual on Sunday. Reportedly a participant, he was separated from his colleagues and positioned in quarantine for 14 days.
Of the 18 Bundesliga groups, solely Leipzig, Augsburg and Borussia Mönchengladbach declined to offer particulars of their take a look at outcomes. The DFL warned golf equipment in an e-mail from director Ansgar Schwenken late Sunday to not share any extra particulars of outcomes with the media.
Cologne confronted criticism from inside from midfielder Birger Verstraete, who informed Belgian TV station VTM that it was “not fully appropriate” that he had not been involved with the affected people.
“The physiotherapist is the person who handled me and different gamers for weeks. And I paired up with one of many two gamers within the gymnasium on Thursday,” Verstraete informed VTM.
The Belgian midfielder stated the choice to not quarantine the entire squad “is a bit weird,” however he backtracked Sunday, when Cologne issued a press release to defend its measures.
The DFL stated, “The related measures, for instance the isolation of the affected individuals and surrounding checks, had been carried out instantly by the respective golf equipment in accordance with the necessities of the native well being authorities.”
Testing will proceed no matter whether or not aggressive video games restart or not.
Final Thursday, Chancellor Angela Merkel and 16 state governors postponed a call till Wednesday on whether or not the Bundesliga might resume with out followers current. She warned there was nonetheless a hazard that COVID-19 infections might rise if containment measures had been relaxed too quickly.
Golf equipment throughout the highest two divisions had dedicated to ending the season by the tip of June.