- FC Erzgebirge Aue have ordered their players into self-isolation
- Staff of the German club have tested positive for coronavirus
- Football matches in Germany are billed to resume in 10 days
Barely ten days to the proposed re-start of football matches in Germany, a number of staff of second-tier side FC Erzgebirge Aue have tested positive for coronavirus, Daily Mail reports.
This was announced by the club as all members of the team have now been ordered into self-isolation.
It was gathered that a member of the ‘function team' of the club also returned a positive coronavirus test and now in quarantine.
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And this is coming barely days that three players in the Bundesliga side Cologne were placed into quarantine after they tested positive.
In a statement made available to German outlet BILD, the managing director of Erzgebirge Aue Michael Voigt said: “The second series of tests carried out on Monday morning brought us a positive result for one of our function team.”
The club also wrote on their website that pre-cautionary measures are being taken as the entire team have been quarantined.
“The reason for FC Erzgebirge's decision is a positive coronavirus test with a person from the function team, which resulted after the second series of tests.
“By deciding to quarantine at home, FC Erzgebirge Aue is tightening its precautionary measures, which are carried out in close consultation with the team doctor.
"The club is in close contact with the health authority and has informed them comprehensively about the case. The domestic quarantine is initially valid until next Thursday.
“On May 7, the entire team will have another coronavirus test.”
FC Erzgebirge Aue are currently eighth in 2. Bundesliga, 10 points off of the promotion play-off place.
Legit.ng earlier reported that in his Facebook Live on Monday afternoon, May 4, the Ivorian international Salomon Kalou was seen alongside some other stars flouting strict coronavirus hygiene rules and mocking the testing.
The former Chelsea star currently plays for German club Hertha BSC and now seven more Bundesliga have contracted the infection.
Many describe Kalou’s video as awful as they allege that it could force the government to take further stringent decision as regards the resumption of the league.
Players in Germany are expecting a decision from the government in the coming days and are hoping for green light from Angela Merkel and fellow politicians.
But the Facebook live by Kalou might yet see the Bundesliga's plan crash and burn before it even gets off the ground.
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