German side forced to isolate after two positive coronavirus tests

German second-tier side Dynamo Dresden have put their entire squad and coaching staff into isolation for two weeks after two players tested positive for the coronavirus.

The Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 campaigns are just one week away from restarting, as Germany prepares to become the first European country to resume domestic football.

But Dynamo Dresden are now unable to fulfil their fixture on Sunday, May 17, meaning the German Football Association (DFB) may have to rethink the plan.

"In the past few weeks, we have made enormous efforts in terms of personnel and logistics in order to strictly implement all the prescribed medical and hygienic measures," said Dynamo Dresden sporting director Ralf Minge.

"We are in contact with the responsible health authority and the DFL (German Football League) to coordinate all further steps."

The DFB announced the two campaigns would resume on Thursday, after clubs returned to training in groups in mid-April following the March 13 suspension.

The DFB added that fans would be banned from stadiums and players would need COVID-19 testing.

That said, around 300 people comprised of players, staff and officials would still be present in and around a ground on match day.

Dresden, who are bottom of the Bundesliga 2, were set to play Hannover 96 on the Sunday – the day after the official restart of the two campaigns.

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