Bundesliga: Hertha Berlin's next three games postponed over virus

Bundesliga: Hertha Berlin's next three games postponed over virus

The next three Bundesliga games for Hertha Berlin have been postponed due to a coronavirus outbreak that has forced the entire team into quarantine.

The German Football League announced on Friday that new dates for the games against Mainz on Sunday, Freiburg on April 21, and Schalke on April 24 would be announced shortly.

Hertha, which is 15th in the 18-team league and fighting to escape relegation, will have a hectic schedule next month. There are still six rounds of games to be played. With the players practicing on their own during the quarantine time, fitness would be a concern.

After head coach Pal Dardai, one of his assistants, and two players tested positive for the coronavirus, Berlin health officials put the entire team under a 14-day home quarantine on Thursday.

Rune Jarstein, the goalkeeper, tested positive earlier this month as well.

The players and staff who tested positive “are doing well considering the circumstances,” CEO Carsten Schmidt said.

He added that the club was sending exercise bikes and treadmills to the players' homes so they could follow club training plans.

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