Bundesliga: German league to resume on May 16 becoming first to restart
- Bundesliga will reportedly restart in less than 10 days
- German government is expected to ease the lockdown
- Teams have at least nine matches each for the 2019/2020 season to conclude
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Fresh report reaching YEN has it that the German officials have stated that the Bundesliga will restart on May 16 becoming the first European league to resume following the coronavirus shutdown.
Upon resumption, one of fiercest rivalries in German football will be rekindled as Schalke and Borussia Dortmund face-off in yet another edition of the derby.
Champions Bayern Munich, who are four points clear at the top of the table, travel to Union Berlin on Sunday, May 17.
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Most teams have nine games to play, with the final weekend of the season rescheduled for 27-28 June.
Bundesliga is set to become the first European league to resume matches after the German government is ready to ease restrictions during the pandemic.
The German league will begin after a meeting was held with Chancellor Angela Merkel who gave approval.
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.
Presently, museums and hairdressers, churches, car factories, and more have resumed worked under strict conditions.
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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.
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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