Covid-19: Dynamo Dresden Isolates Entire Squad

By Ibrahim Taiwo, The Nigerian Voice Sports
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German side, Dynamo Dresden, who play in the second tier of German football, have placed its entire players and coaching crew on a two-week isolation after two players tested positive for Covid19.

The league has been on suspension since March 13 but after the resumption of clubs to training in mid April, it's expedient for the two main leagues (Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2) to return to action.

On Thursday, the German Football Association (DFB) said the season would resume under strict health protocols that ban fans from the stadium and require players to have Covid-19 testing.

About 300 people, including players, staff and officials, will be in or around the stadiums during match days.

But on Saturday Dresden, who are bottom of Bundesliga 2, said they would be unable to fulfil the initial fixtures.

"The fact is that we can neither train nor participate in a game in the next 14 days,"

"In the past few weeks, we have made enormous efforts in terms of personnel and logistics in order to strictly implement all the prescribed medical and hygienic measures, "said Dynamo sports manager Ralf Minge .

"We are in contact with the responsible health authority and the DFL (German Football League) to coordinate all further steps."

The Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 are due to restart on Saturday, May 16 and It is set to be the first European league to restart following the coronavirus shutdown.