Bundesliga matches can only have an attendance of up to 50 per cent and up to a maximum of 15 000 spectators after the German government on Thursday reintroduced restrictions for sports events amid rising cases of Covid-19 infections.
Outgoing Chancellor Angela Merkel and her successor Olaf Scholz agreed with the leaders of Germany’s 16 states on a number of measures, including the reduction of fans in outdoor and indoor sports events.
Bundesliga matches must now reduce their numbers to minimise the risk of infection and bring capacity down to at least 50 per cent up to a maximum attendance of 15 000. Most German stadiums had been operating on near full capacity this season.
Fans must also wear masks, and in states where infection figures are high, sports events must be cancelled, the government said.
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