Corona ultimatum in Hertha Berlin: After the next positive test, the capital club will have to be the first team in the German League in complete quarantine and will not be able to participate in the relegation battle in the next English week.
The club applied to the German Football League to cancel the leading matches in FSV Mainz 05 on Sunday as well as against SC Freiburg (April 21) and Schalke 4 (April 24).
Hertha confirmed this Thursday evening. After coach Pal Darday, assistant coach Admir Hamzajic and attacking player Dodi Lukbacio were injured, Marvin Plattenhardt also tested positive on Thursday. A local quarantine applies for a period of 14 days, with an immediate effect on the team and coaching staff. Like those previously tested, Plattenhardt is symptom-free and promptly separated from the group.
“After consulting with our hygiene officer, we tightened hygiene measures again during the recent international hiatus, and with it we hope that Rune Jarstein’s positive aura test will remain an isolated case. Unfortunately, this has not been confirmed,” says Athletic Director Arne. Frederick: “Given the cases that have occurred, we are now obliged to quarantine at home for 14 days. Health-wise, this is absolutely the right move. From a sporting point of view, of course it affects us, because now we have six matches in the Bundesliga until May. In the battle for survival in the relegation ranks to finish at the end of the season on May 22. “
After direct consultation with the Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf Health Department, the team, training team and personnel close to the team must undergo the officially required isolation after training on Thursday. Initially all concerned persons must move to common venues by April 28, which would have been permitted to leave for training courses and matches.