Bundesliga club Fc Cologne has announced that three of their players tested positive for coronavirus.
The German Bundesliga had hoped to resume May 9, but Cologne’s announcement on Friday has dented the chances of it’s returning to action anytime soon.
The Bundesliga top-flight team are placed 10th on the table with 32 points after 10 rounds of matches left to be played.
Fc Cologne confirmed that test was carried out on all players, coaches, and backroom staff, however, three players tested positive, showing no signs of symptoms and have gone into a compulsory 14-days quarantine at home.
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A club statement read: “Three people tested positive, all are symptom-free. After an assessment of the cases by the responsible health authorities, the three people who tested positive will go into a 14-day quarantine at home.
“FC Koln will not confirm any names out of respect for the privacy of those affected. FC Koln’s training can continue as planned, according to the hygiene and infection control measures that have been in place since April 6 in group training.”
The Bundesliga side has also decided to continue with training in accordance with the hygiene and control measures that have been in place.
The German government lead by Chancellor Angela Merkel had delayed the decision of the Bundesliga to return on the earlier schedule May 9 resumption date.