Schalke v Hertha to go ahead despite third positive coronavirus test

A rearranged Bundesliga match between Schalke and Hertha Berlin can take place later Wednesday despite another positive coronavirus test at Schalke, the relegated club has said.

A third Schalke player has tested positive for the Sars-CoV-2 virus and gone into quarantine at home like the other two, with Schalke saying that four other players are also isolating as direct contacts.

No names were given for privacy reasons, Schalke said.

Schalke said that health authorities allowed the match to go ahead because of the club’s strict hygiene concept.

The match was originally scheduled for late April but postponed because Hertha had to go into a two-week team quarantine after several positive tests, which led to three of their games being rearranged.

In order to complete the season as planned, the German Football League has ordered all Bundesliga and second division teams into a hotel or training camp quarantine for the final two matchdays until May 22/23.

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