Germany’s interior minister backs Bundesliga restart

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German Interior Minister Horst Seehofer supported a feasible restart for the Bundesliga season this month without watchers as the government decides in a key meeting next week on Sunday.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the league has been postponed since mid-March and the government is to make a decision next week on an ability resumption of sports actions. Although the Bundesliga clubs have returned to practice in small groups.

The German Football League (DFL) have proposed a health safety plan for games without spectators including regular check-up of players but in case of positive tests, there is no quarantine for the entire team.

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“I find the time frame of the German Football League plausible and I support a restart in May,” Seehofer told Bild newspaper. “But for me, it is also clear that there should be no extra privileges for the league.”

He also told that he was in favor of quarantine for the squad but that is not intended in the DFL proposal.

“But I am in favour of trying to attempt to play again,” he said.

The clubs and league are eager to start tournaments again as soon as possible, even without watchers, so the matches can complete by June 30.

In Germany, more than 162,00 people are infected and over 6,600 people died from the coronavirus pandemic.

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