Dynamo Dresden have disclosed that they will not be able to fulfill their 2. Bundesliga fixture with Hannover after two positive coronavirus tests.
The restart of footballing action in Germany is in a dilemma after the second-tier side placed their entire first-team squad under lockdown. This development is a pointer to German footballing authorities that the return process may not be as straightforward as anticipated.
The Bundesliga is set to become the first major league to return to competitive football action after the round leather game was suspended across Europe due to the coronavirus pandemic. Therefore, both the Bundesliga and the 2. Bundesliga are set to kick off on May 16.
However, Dresden, who sit bottom of the log in the 2. Bundesliga will not participate in the action as their fixtures will have to be postponed due to the two positive COVID-19 tests.
The club released a statement on their official website saying: “On Friday, May 8, 2020, the third test series for ‘Covid-19’ of all second division squads, including the coaching and supervisory staff of SG Dynamo Dresden, took place as scheduled. After evaluating all laboratory samples, it was clear on Saturday that there were two new corona cases at SGD,”
“The affected players have been medically normal in the past few days and are currently still symptom-free.
“After an intensive analysis of the situation, the health authority in Dresden responsible for the SGD in Dresden decided on Saturday that the entire second division squad, including the coaching and support team, must now go into a 14-day quarantine at home.”
The statement went on to explain why they’ll not be able to execute the fixture against Hannover.
“The measures are derived from the rules of conduct of the responsible health authority or from the medical concept, which was developed by the DFL together with a task force consisting of various experts to continue playing in the Bundesliga and 2. Bundesliga,” the statement continued.
“At a press conference on Thursday, the DFL informed that SG Dynamo Dresden would resume the season on May 17 with an away game at Hannover 96. Due to the quarantine measures, the SGD will not be able to travel to Lower Saxony for the away game on Matchday 26 as planned.”