Bundesliga Sets to Resume May 9
After being suspended since the mid-March due to the outbreak of coronavirus, which has infected more than 148,000 and killed over 5,000 people in Germany. The Bundesliga is now ready to return on May 9 if the German government gives it the green light, league officials have confirmed.
However, the resumption league will be behind closed doors, remains dependent on government and all federal states' approval, and Bundesliga chief executive Christian Seifert warned providing an exact date "would be presumptuous and is not in our hands".
"If we should start on May 9, we are ready. If it is later we will be ready again," Seifert said.
"We can only offer the framework conditions."
"I, as a representative of the professional clubs, cannot have that as my goal," he said.
The Bundesliga is collaborating with five different laboratories to ensure adequate testing for coronavirus.
Players will be tested at least once a week, which would require around 20,000 tests for this season.called
It will be recalled that all major leagues have been suspended indefinitely due to the novel coronavirus including all the UEFA competitions
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