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Bundesliga: Ten positive coronavirus tests out of 1,724


The team of German Bundesliga club FC Schalke 04 attends a training session at the club’s training grounds in Gelsenkirchen, western Germany on April 29, 2020 amid the new coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic. (Photo by Ina FASSBENDER / AFP) (Photo by INA FASSBENDER/AFP via Getty Images)

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Ten out of more than 1700 coronavirus tests conducted by clubs in the Bundesliga and 2.Bundesliga have come back positive, the league reports.

Those people have been placed in 14-day quarantine, as German football seeks a June restart.

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The testing was done to provide “additional security” and represents less than one percent positive results. The testing prefaces a move from group training to team training.B

Bundesliga clubs will conduct a second round of testing -- the second of many -- this week, and the league expects more positive tests.

Here too, there may be isolated positive test results, especially since one of the objectives of this second round is to reduce the probability of “false negative” results, which can never be completely ruled out. The DFL will continue to provide information on the results after this second wave of testing.

The necessity of a quick return to sport is debatable, of course, but Germany is giving an informed, intelligent platform for others to follow.