Last Updated: June 20th 2020, 8:30 pm

Exclusive: The Bundesliga set to restart in May

The Bundesliga is free to restart in the second half of May as the German government gave green light to the clubs to return to action.

 

The football in Germany has been suspended since March 13 as the country was seriously affected by the coronavirus with over 160,000 people infected and almost 7,000 death cases.

 

The German league is the first among the major leagues in Europe to be given green light on resuming the season. In April, the Netherlands and France have canceled their seasons due to the coronavirus pandemic.


 

The DFL will have the final word on when the season will resume, but it is expected that the fixtures will resume in the middle of May, but behind closed doors.

 

Most of the Bundesliga clubs have ten matches left to play in the current season - Eintracht Frankfurt and Werder Bremen have 10 as Bayern Munich are only four points ahead of Borussia Dortmund in second.

 

The potential return of the league has been in danger after FC Koln announced that three people of the club have tested positive for the COVID-19.


 

On Monday, Hertha Berlin forward and Chelsea former player also put the potential return in doubt as he posted a video on his Facebook account how he was breaching the social distancing rules.

 

Salomon Kalou was suspended after he neglected the rules and was seen shaking hands with his Hertha team-mates and interrupting a medical test of another player.

 

The German Football League (DFL) announced a total of 1,724 tests have been conducted on the players and the staff at the 36 first and second-tier sides in Germany since last Thursday.

 

After the player and the staff were tested the second division side Erzgebirge Aue has put its entire squad in self isolation after a member of staff tested positive for coronavirus.