The German Bundesliga 'restart movement' has faced a major hit after FC Cologne announced that three members of their staff have tested positive for COVID-19.
The German club confirmed on Friday that their playing staff, as well as coaches and backroom staff, were tested on Thursday at training, but three results came back positive. The three of them are asymptomatic, and will immediately observe a 14-day quarantine period, the club said.
Cologne managing director Horst Heldt said:
"The health and private sphere of players and staff have priority above all else.
"The previous measures, as well as the strategy of regular tests, have proven themselves so that we can now react with individual solutions."
The German league was slated to restart on May 9, but this latest development has now cast doubts if the Bundesliga season will still go-ahead.