The Bundesliga club FC Koln stated that three people have tested positive for the coronavirus after they have return to training for the possible return.
The club have not revealed the names of the infected people, but they have not displayed any symptoms, but now they will go under 14-days self-isolation.
FC Koln started their training sessions with the players, like many other Bundesliga clubs for the potential return in the upcoming weeks.
Christian Seifert, the chief executive of the German Football Association (DFL), believes that the season could be finished behind closed doors, but with the permission of the government.
FC Koln made a statement on their official website: “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 6th in group training.”
The club-managing director Horst Heldt insists that the club is looking after the health of the players and the staff and he thinks that they are doing everything possible to prevent the spread of the virus.
The Bundesliga hopes to resume the season as soon as possible as they targeted May 9 as a potential returning date, but the clubs are waiting for the government to give a green light.
Now the news from FC Koln might turn out to be very bad for all the clubs and blow to their hopes.