US News BBL quarantine trouble: Hygiene concepts “taken to absurdity”
Federal President in Corona quarantine
Frank-Walter Steinmeier is in domestic isolation as a precaution. A bodyguard for the German head of state had previously tested positive for the corona virus.
New corona cases increase the scheduling problems in the basketball Bundesliga, the orders of the health authorities cause trouble among those responsible.
After positive tests at two clubs this weekend and the cancellation of further cup games, BBL managing director Stefan Holz clearly criticized the decision to quarantine the entire team. "In both cases, from the point of view of our hygiene board, it would have been absolutely responsible to only isolate the infected and let the games take place," said Holz of the German press agency. According to the league experts, both teams were not infectious.
Jens Spahn: "So far only developed cold symptoms"
© photocosmos1 / Shutterstock.com Health Minister Jens Spahn has Corona. The coronavirus continues to spread. Health Minister Jens Spahn (40) has now tested positive. The Ministry of Health announced on Wednesday (October 21). So far only cold symptoms have occurred. The 40-year-old immediately went into domestic isolation, it said. Spahn is the first federal minister to be proven to have been infected with the corona virus.
Because of a positive corona test with a player from Telekom Baskets Bonn and two positive tests in the team and team environment at medi Bayreuth, the responsible health authorities ordered a complete team quarantine. The games of both teams in the cup had to be canceled at the weekend.
“It is disproportionate if we have an infection in the extended team with a low viral load and an entire team of 20 people is locked away for two weeks. From our point of view, this is not necessary. If that becomes the rule, it will definitely no longer work, ”said Holz. "In this way, our hygiene concepts, for which we have received a lot of praise from politics and authorities, are reduced to absurdity." This week the league wants to discuss how to proceed.
Green light for Union: Eiserne with spectators against Freiburg
1. FC Union can play its home game on Saturday against SC Freiburg with spectators in the An der Alten Försterei stadium. The responsible authorities announced on Thursday. However, an extended mask requirement applies to the game in the stadium. © imago images Union Berlin fans are also allowed into the stadium against Freiburg - but only with a mask. As announced, the responsible health department of the Berlin district of Treptow-Köpenick made a decision on Thursday on the audience question.
After six corona cases at Alba Berlin, the three games of the capital city club in the cup could not take place. "The Alba Berlin case was completely different, we stopped the game as a precaution because there was a higher degree of infection," said Holz.
In the past few days, the MHP Giants Ludwigsburg had temporarily placed themselves in quarantine at home because of an abnormality in a test result. Since the suspected case was not confirmed, the runner-up was able to train again on Thursday. It was a preliminary result that "should never have been reported as positive", said the second chairman, Markus Buchmann, at Magentasport. "We're glad we got away with a black eye." Newcomer Niners Chemnitz is also in quarantine, but does not take part in the cup.
The final round in Munich, originally planned for the beginning of November, had to be postponed beforehand. Six qualifying games now have to be made up - a major challenge given the tight schedule, especially for Euroleague participant Alba Berlin.
quarantine ended prematurely: Chong against Hoffenheim
Werder Bremen can fall back on Tahith Chong in the Bundesliga game against 1899 Hoffenheim on Sunday. The Dutchman may end his quarantine measure early. © imago images May end the quarantine: Tahith Chong. Chong was categorized as contact person 1 by teammate Felix Agu after the COIVD-19 illness and was consequently sent to a 14-day home quarantine by the Bremen health department. He and Agu had shared a room at the away game in Freiburg.
Even before the game started, BBL boss Holz had declared that there would be "impacts". "It didn't necessarily have to be at the beginning and in this amount," he said now. “Everything is still feasible, we are very early in the season and the season is long. But it is difficult." The winners of two of the four regional tournaments will not be determined this weekend as planned.
While at least one team with the BG Göttingen has already secured the first ticket for the Top Four, Bayern and ratiopharm Ulm can also hope again. Munich won clearly against the Syntainics MBC Weißenfels on Sunday (97:60). In order to make it to the finals, the team of coach Andrea Trinchieri is dependent on the competition. Even with another success on Monday against Hakro Merlins Crailsheim, medi Bayreuth should not win a game. Alternatively, Munich would also progress if Bayreuth wins against Crailsheim, but Bayern should do better thanks to another high victory in a three-way comparison with MBC and Bayreuth.
Despite the 80:75 (36:28) victory against s.Oliver Würzburg, Ulm no longer has the advancement in their own hands. If the MHP Riesen Ludwigsburg were to win against Brose Bamberg on Sunday evening, however, there would be a three-way comparison.
From Orlando's Bubble to Bamberg: Brose fishes for OKC professional Hall .
Brose Bamberg has signed a new player who recently played in the Orlando NBA Bubble for the Oklahoma City Thunder. © getty images BBL instead of NBA: Devon Hall moves from OKC to Bamberg. This newcomer can confidently be categorized as a reinforcement for Brose Bamberg: The US American Devon Hall will play for the Upper Franconia in the future, after he went basket-hunting for the Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA bubble in Orlando / Florida in late summer and was a teammate by Dennis Schröder.