Bayern Munich said on Sunday that players will return to training on Monday for the first time since the Bundesliga was suspended due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Bayern led the table by four points when the season was halted on March 13, and will now resusme training in “small groups”.
“The Bayern Munich first team will return to training in small groups from Monday, April 6,” said a statement from the club.
“This will be done in coordination with government policy and the relevant authorities.
“It goes without saying that all hygiene regulations will be strictly observed.”
Training update: Bayern to train in small groups from Monday.
— FC Bayern English (@FCBayernEN) April 5, 2020
German football league officials had already advised a break in training until Sunday at the earliest.
Bayern said that training will be held in private with no members of the public allowed.
“In order to further slow the spread of the coronavirus, Bayern asks fans to continue to follow the instructions of the authorities and therefore please do not come to the Bayern training ground,” added the statement.
Reports say no fewer than 1300 people have died in Germany from the coronavirus scourge.