La Liga clubs will be able to start training this week as Germany records 10 new coronavirus cases in the Bundesliga, throwing its near future in further doubt.
Clubs in Germany’s top two divisions have been individually trained since April 6. Meanwhile, Spain has just begun to ease its COVID-19 restrictions.
A statement on the official website of La Liga reported the sides in the top two thirds of the country will hold individual sessions. Nonetheless, the situation in Germany is less favourable after its FA reported 10 new cases of the virus in the Bundesliga.
“This crisis has had a profound impact on all of us,” explained league chief Javier Tebas. “The return of football is a sign that society is progressing towards the new normal. It will also bring back an element of life that people in Spain and around the world know and love.”
When questioned about player and public safety, he said:
“People’s health is paramount, so we have a comprehensive protocol to safeguard the health of everyone involved as we work to restart La Liga.
“Circumstances are unprecedented, but we hope to start playing again in June and finish our 19-20 season this summer.”
Those who contracted the contagion in Bundesliga will now be self-isolated for 14 days, with the second round of tests planned later this week.This is just three days after Koln revealed that three of its staff members had been found positive for coronavirus.
In other news, Hertha Berlin forward Salomon Kalou was convicted by the German FA after sharing a video clip about him and his teammates flouting the laws on hygiene and social distance.