Dynamo Dresden of the German Bundesliga second division side have put all their players on self-isolation, this happened after two players from the squad tested positive to coronavirus. The Bundesliga is set to resume on Saturday, 16 May. It is set to be the first European league to restart following the coronavirus shutdown.
According to Dynamo Dresden, they said: “The fact is that we can neither train nor participate in a game in the next 14 days.” 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. Clubs in the German Bundesliga returned to training in mid-April, with players training individually and working in groups.
Recently, Dynamo Dresden who are at the bottom of the Bundesliga 2 table, said they would be unable to fulfil the initial fixtures. According to Dynamo Dresden sports manager Ralf Minge he said: “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.”
“We are in contact with the responsible health authority and the DFL (German Football League) to coordinate all further steps.” Dresden were due to resume the season on 17 May at Hannover 96. DFL boss Christian Seifert admitted as much on Friday when he said that they are “playing under probation”.