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Medical Association on Fan Return: Risk of Mass Infection

2020-08-09T23:43:27.878Z

Berlin (AP) - The Marburger Bund doctors' association has warned against fans returning to the stadiums of the Bundesliga.



Berlin (AP) - The Marburger Bund doctors' association has warned against fans returning to the stadiums of the Bundesliga.

"The risk of mass infections would be real. If we are unlucky, there will be a super spreader among the fans and the virus will spread like wildfire," said the chairwoman of the Marburger Bund, Susanne Johna, of the "Neue Osnabrücker Zeitung" (NOZ) .

Before the counseling of the health ministers of the federal states about partial admission of spectators to football stadiums with corona protection requirements, the senior hygiene doctor reiterated her concerns: "That's the insidious thing about Covid-19: someone cannot have any complaints at all, but is still stuck his throat is already full of viruses. And when there is screaming and cheering, it can happen in a flash. "

Regarding the concept of the German Football League (DFL) presented last week for a reduced return of fans without occupying the standing room, alcohol and guest fans as well as with personalized tickets, Johna said: "The efforts of the league are more than understandable. But that I consider their concept to prevent contagion to be unrealistic. "

She herself likes to watch football matches in the stadium and misses that, but that is precisely why she cannot imagine fans sitting in their seats when her team scores a goal. "You lie in each other's arms and don't think about Corona. Anything else would be downright inhuman," said the doctor.

© dpa-infocom, dpa: 200809-99-104052 / 2

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