Bundesliga: Bayern Munich to resume training amid coronavirus outbreakLast updated on Apr 06, 2020, 12:12 pm
In a recent statement, Bayern Munich stated that the players will commence training from April 6 in small groups.
Bayern were leading the table before the season was suspended on March 13 in the wake of coronavirus pandemic.
Every professional football league including Bundesliga has been postponed until at least April 30 to contain the spread of deadly disease.
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Bayern Munich will train in small groups
"The Bayern Munich first team will return to training in small groups from Monday, April 6. This will be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities. It goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed," the statement read.
Germany football officials had advised a break
Deutsche Fußball Liga (DFL) officials had advised a break until Sunday.
However, Bayern reiterated that the training will be held behind closed doors.
"In order to further slow the spread of the coronavirus, Bayern asks fans to continue to follow the instructions of the authorities and therefore please do not come to the Bayern training ground," added the statement.
Hansi Flick led the team to top spot
Coach Hansi Flick was handed a new contract by Bayern Munich last month, extending his term until 2023.
A former assistant to Germany coach Joachim Leow, Flick took over the reins from Niko Kovac.
The 55-year-old was hired on a makeshift basis but was rewarded with a contract until the end of this season.
Munich are leading the table with 17 wins.
Coronavirus has claimed over 1,500 lives in Germany
The coronavirus outbreak has brought the world to a standstill.
The global count of positive cases has crossed the one million mark.
Overall, the deadly virus has claimed over 69,000 lives so far.
In Germany, more than 1,500 deaths have been reported as of now.
Besides, the sports fraternity has also faced the wrath of coronavirus with Tokyo 2020 Olympics being the biggest victim.