Cologne resumes training in camp, despite the team reporting three cases of coronavirus announced on May 1.
“Earlier than planned in the medical concept, Cologne will be traveling with the team to training camp. Cologne will undergo team training, if authorized, under the conditions of the training camp.
Then the team, coaching and support staff will come together to form the team in a protected place. This form of voluntary quarantine expands the existing concept of infection control and hygiene and is designed to further reduce the risk of COVID-19 infection, “read the statement on the club’s official website.
In turn, Belgian “goats” midfielder Birger Verstrate expressed doubts about the safety of the players who continue to prepare for the resumption of the Bundesliga season, Goal reports.
Although Cologne did not publish the names of those who tested positive, local media reported that they were two players and a physiotherapist. And Verstrathius confirmed this information, admitting that he feared being in close contact with those who had passed the positive test.
“The fact that the club said no one had contacted the players is correct in the literal sense of the word. But the physiotherapist has been treating me and other players for several weeks. And I formed a duo in the gymnasium on Thursday with one of the two players in question. And we cannot say that we did not come into contact with them at all, ”admitted the Belgian frankly.
“At the moment, we are not in quarantine, and that is a bit strange. When you see what’s going on in the intensive care units of the hospital, you understand that football is no longer the most important thing. It would be naive of me to say that the Bundesliga should resume as soon as possible. The virus shows once again that this must be taken seriously. I can’t decide what to do in the Bundesliga, but I can say that my head is not thinking about football at the moment. The health of my loved ones is of paramount importance, ”quotes the publication Verstrata.
According to the materials: lb.ua