German Chancellor Merkel Gives Go-ahead For Bundesliga To Resume In Mid-May

Angela Merkel has agreed on plans to resume Bundesliga later in May 2020 amid the wide spread of coronavirus.

German Chancellor Merkel Gives Go-ahead For Bundesliga To Resume In Mid-May

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday gave the Bundesliga the go-ahead to resume from mid-May behind closed doors, on condition that strict hygiene measures are maintained to prevent contagion of the novel coronavirus.

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Following the green light, the German Football League (DFL) must now set a date to resume with the weekends of May 16-17 or 23-24 as possible options — becoming the first of Europe’s top five leagues to return to the field.