The Bundesliga 2019-20 season might also get suspended following the Coronavirus outbreak around the world. Bundesliga's second division side, Hannover confirmed that one of their players has been tested positive for the virus. On Wednesday, Hannover released the statement stating that their defender Timo Hubers has been asked to take quarantine at home after catching the deadly virus. Following the event, the German Football Federation (DFB) are expected to set up an immediate meeting with all the Bundesliga clubs to discuss the future of the league.
According to multiple sources, the on-going Bundesliga season might be called off like other top-tier leagues around Europe. Suspending the season remains the only option as the league has already ruled out the option to postpone it considering the tight international schedule ahead this year. However, for now, Bundesliga games will be held behind closed doors with no fans. As it stands, defending champions Bayern Munich are on top of the table with Dortmund second to them.
As per reports, more than 1,600 people have been affected by the virus in Germany and three deaths have been declared. Angela Merkel, Germany's Chancellor, declared that up to 70 percent of their population can get affected by the virus. Juventus defender Daniele Rugani has tested positive for the virus and Serie A has been suspended until further notice. The NBA in the United States of America has also suspended its season due to the Coronavirus epidemic. Two Europa League games have been postponed till further notice.
Current coronavirus precautions in Europe's top five leagues:— ESPN FC (@ESPNFC) March 10, 2020
La Liga: All games behind closed doors
Ligue 1: Limited to 1,000 fans
Serie A: Suspended until April 3rd
Bundesliga: Multiple games behind closed doors
Premier League: No pre-match handshakes pic.twitter.com/IbblgNFfUO