Health minister defends German football plans

Health Minister Jens Spahn has defended German football Plans to resume the season regularly coronavirus try later Hertha Berlin ahead Salomon Kalou published a video that ignores social distancing measures.

Spahn told German radio Deutschlandfunk that the basic concept makes sense and can also be an example for other professional sports.

Hertha suspended Kalou on Monday after he live-streamed a video of himself greeting teammates with physical contact and bursting in on a teammate's coronavirus test.

Germany's two biggest soccer divisions plan to return this month with a regular testing program for players. The clubs have also asked players to train in small groups so far and to observe social distancing.

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There were 10 positive tests from coronavirus samples taken last week from the 36 clubs in the top two divisions.