News : Corona: Hertha BSC has to be in 14-day quarantine – sport
After the next Corona case, Hertha BSC will have to be the first German first division football team to be completely quarantined and will therefore not be able to play the upcoming three league games. The club confirmed this on Thursday evening. Hertha not only applied to the German Football League (DFL) to cancel the groundbreaking basement duel at FSV Mainz 05 on Sunday, the games against SC Freiburg (April 21) and Schalke 04 (April 24) are also affected.
“After consultation with our hygiene officer, we tightened the hygiene measures again during the last international break and with it the hope that Rune Jarstein’s positive corona test would remain an isolated case. Unfortunately, this has not been confirmed,” said sports director Arne Friedrich and added : “Due to the cases that have occurred, we are now forced to a 14-day quarantine at home. This is absolutely the right step from a health point of view. From a sporting point of view, of course, we have six Bundesliga Games to be completed by the end of the season on May 22nd. “
The Berliners initially confirmed positive tests with coach Pal Dardai, assistant coach Admir Hamzagic and offensive player Dodi Lukebakio. Marvin Plattenhardt also came on Thursday evening. All affected persons are symptom-free and were immediately separated. “We accept the situation despite the difficult circumstances and will throw everything in our power into the balance for a successful season finale,” said Friedrich. Several second division clubs have recently been affected. Holstein Kiel, SV Sandhausen and Karlsruher SC are currently in quarantine.
Detlef Wagner, District Councilor for Social Affairs and Health from the District Office of Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, had previously worked in the picture-Zeitung explains: “There is no Lex Hertha – especially not from our health department. The only way out would be for the player to explain to us in a credible manner that he was infected from outside and has not had close contact with the team for three days.” That was obviously not the case.
According to SID information, the DFL does not want to order any quarantine training camps for the professional clubs despite the news from Berlin. In addition, the association is also relatively relaxed about the rescheduling of Hertha games, as the Berliners are no longer in any other competition.