While other major divisions across Europe and around the globe have closed down, Bundesliga fixtures are expected to go ahead as planned this weekend.
Bayern Munich midfielder Thiago Alcantara has called for an end to the”mad” waits in Germany that are yet to watch Bundesliga action closed down amid the worldwide coronavirus pandemic.
All other major divisions in Europe have now entered a period of enforced postponement.
The Premier League, which is originally breaking through to April 3, has been the latest to place containment measures in place in regards to Covid-19.
La Liga, Serie A, Ligue 1 and the Eredivisie had already reached that point.
UEFA has also brought an immediate end to Champions League and Europa League contest, while the 2020 MLS year in the USA has been brought to an early stop.
Many players and coaches of teams around the world have tested positive for coronavirus, such as Juventus defender Daniele Rugani, Chelsea winger Callum Hudson-Odoi and Arsenal director Mikel Arteta.
The government in Germany are, however, yet to take decisive action of their own, with Monday’s clash between Werder Bremen and Bayer Leverkusen the only fixture to have been called off so far – as supported by Bremen’s mayor Andreas Bovenschulte.
That means staying fixtures are expected to go ahead as planned this weekend behind closed doors, with Thiago one of those left baffled about how such serious health issues can be ignored.
He’s posted on Twitter: “This is crazy. Please stop fooling around and land on reality.
“Let’s be honest, there are a lot more important priorities than any game.”
As things stand, Bayern are expected to take in a visit to Union Berlin on Saturday.
The club’s CEO, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, has confirmed that plans are being put in place to go for the German capital.
He’s said: “There’s a decision about tomorrow’s matchday. Our game is on.
“The Champions League game next week was cancelled. UEFA has informed us that the whole match day will be postponed across Tuesday and Wednesday.”
Bayern was because of welcome Chelsea into the Allianz Arena for the next leg of a last-16 experience they now lead 3-0 on aggregate.
That game won’t go ahead, however, the reigning German champions will face Union.
No fans are expected to be in attendance in that fixture, with Rummenigge asking that none traveling to congregate away from the earth — as Paris Saint-Germain followers didn’t toast their European success over Borussia Dortmund.
He added: “Please don’t come to Berlin. Please don’t meet in front of the stadiums.
“These are contacts which we must prevent so the virus doesn’t spread quickly.”
Founded in Germany, 20-year-old Nurnberg defender Fabian Nurnberger has tested positive for the virus.