Germany's football Bundesliga is among various businesses in the country hoping for an easing of coronavirus-related restrictions on Wednesday – but getting by far the most attention.
Chancellor Angela Merkel and the premiers of the 16 federal states come together for a key video meeting which could give the green light for a top-flight and second-tier restart later in May.
But 10 positive cases in a first round of testing at clubs have however raised questions over whether completing the last nine rounds behind closed doors is really possible, even though no further positives came in a second round of testing.
Hertha Berlin suspended attacker Salomon Kalou after he posted a – later hastily deleted – Facebook video showing himself and other players seemingly ignoring hygiene rules relating to the coronavirus.
"With his video of the dressing room, Salomon Kalou broke fundamental team rules and showed behavior that is neither appropriate for the situation nor representative of the behavioral rules of the club," Hertha said in a statement published on its website.
The debate lingers over whether high-paid footballers should be allowed to carry out their contact-intense profession while the likes of bars and restaurants are likely to remain closed for longer.
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