German Footballer Tests Positive For Coronavirus [DETAILS]
March. 11, 2020
A German second-division defender has tested positive for the coronavirus.
Hannover have released a report stating their defender Timo Hubers, 23, is under quarantine at his home while the rest of the squad is undergoing tests.
The sporting director of Hannover 96,Gerhard Zuber,: 'Timo behaved in an exemplary manner.
'He shows no symptoms himself. So far, when he found out that a person who had been with him at the event was tested positively, he reported directly to the doctor and temporarily went into quarantine at home. '
The whole squad, coaching team and staff are being tested for the virus as a precaution measure.
All press conferences have been cancelled and training will take place behind closed doors but Hannover's clash with Dynamo Dresden is set to go ahead as scheduled.
According to the club's website, it is believed that Hubers contracted the coronavirus at an event on Saturday evening.
They also claim that the player has not had contact with his any of his team-mates since picking up the illness.
Across Europe, all Italian sports competitions, including Serie A have been suspended indefinitely, which begs the question whether the 2019-20 season will be concluded in time for Euro 2020 with the European Championships posing their own set of setbacks due to being held across 12 different countries.
In England, Arsenal's match against Manchester City, initially scheduled for Wednesday, March 12, has been postponed, with several Gunners players and members of staff currently in self-isolation due to coming into direct contact with infected Olympiakos owner Evangelos Marinakis.
Italy is the European country being hit the hardest by a long shot, however, with Spanish authorities on Wednesday denying Roma authorisation to have their plane land in Spain for a Europa League match-up with Sevilla as efforts to contain the spread of the virus continue.