Bundesliga reportedly set to return on May 15 following German government's approval

Bundesliga reportedly set to return on May 15 following German government's approval

- Bundesliga is now likely set to return on May 15 as German Chancellor set to meet with teams

- Restrictions will also be lifted to control the spread of the deadly coronavirus disease

- German top-flight action has been suspended since March 8 with nine matches left to play

- Clubs have resumed training as players and staff are being tested on a regular basis

Bundesliga is set to become the first European league to resume matches after the German government is ready to ease restrictions during the pandemic.

May 15, 2020, is the likely date for the remaining round of matches in the German league to begin as a meeting with Chancellor Angela Merkel is scheduled for Wednesday, May 6, Reuter claims.

The decision would also affect large shops that have been shut down during the pandemic from May 11, and games will come under strict conditions without fans in stadiums.

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Presently, museums and hairdressers, churches, car factories, and more have resumed worked under strict conditions.

Clubs in Germany have returned to full training since last month with the hope of finishing their remaining respective nine matches.

But there are still fears of diseases spreading after three Cologne players tested positive and were placed on a 14-day quarantine.

Out of 1,724 cases carried out on players and staff in two top division clubs, ten tested positive to COVID-19.

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Meanwhile, Legit.ng had earlier reported that Salomon Kalou has been slammed with a ban by Bundesliga side Hertha Berlin after breaking the social distancing rule.

German clubs have returned to training in a bid to resume the league on May 9, 2020, with several precautions taken including social distancing.

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But the former Chelsea star made a live video on Facebook as he filmed himself interrupting a teammate who was conducting a test which did not go down well with the Hertha.

Legit.ng also reported that three Koln players have contracted COVID-19 days after all Bundesliga clubs returned to full training.

The club are not ruling out their training sessions despite sad news, but have placed all three unnamed players in a 14-day quarantine.

Koln had conducted tests on all players, coaches and backroom staff on their return to work and three players tested positive but claimed they showed no symptom.

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