Dortmund’s Cramer: Positive Test Won’t Be A Catastrophe

"A positive test won't be a catastrophe as long we have the rules and recommendations for how to get along with it,"

Borrusia Dortmund managing director Carsten Cramer says a player testing positive for the coronavirus will not be a catastrophe for Bundesliga.

The German Football League has decided to resume the first and second divisions from Saturday, with teams undergoing a seven-day isolation period after testing for the virus.

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FC Cologne’s three members tested positive for the coronavirus two weeks ago while second-tier club Dynamo Dresden placed their entire squad in quarantine after two positive tests, raising doubts over whether the season could resume.

Carsten Cramer, whose Dortmund side face FC Schalke on Saturday, believes restarting the season is necessary to ensure clubs stay afloat financially.

“The moment they say ‘Dortmund, you have too many positive tests’ we have to make a decision. Right now we have always had negative tests,” Crame told BBC Sport.

“A positive test won’t be a catastrophe as long we have the rules and recommendations for how to get along with it,” he added.

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Cramer said police would be present on matchday to ensure fans do not congregate outside the Westfalenstadion

“We’d never prefer to play without spectators but in a crisis like this, without any alternative, going behind the curtain is better than no games,” Carsten Cramer added.

“I can’t be 100 percent sure, but I’m very sure this won’t become a problem. There will be security and police around the stadium. In Germany it’s still forbidden to be outside with more than three people.”



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