Bayern Munich to resume training

Monday April 6 2020

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Bayern Munich's Polish forward Robert Lewandowski (second left) celebrates scoring with his teammates during their German first division Bundesliga match against SC Paderborn in Munich, southern Germany, on February 21, 2020. PHOTO | GUENTER SCHIFFMANN |  AFP 

By AFP

BERLIN

Bayern Munich said Sunday that players will return to training on Monday for the first time since the Bundesliga was suspended due to the coronavirus.

Bayern led the table by four points when the season was halted on March 13.

"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."

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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.

More than 1,300 people have died in Germany from the coronavirus.

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