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Bundesliga announces restart: Dynamo Dresden's Team will be in two-week isolation

Sun, 05/10/2020 - 12:32

Bundesliga recently announced restart of the match season after coronavirus pandemic threw all the schedules out of order. However, Dynamo Dresden's entire squad will be under two-weeks of isolation. Two players in the team have been tested positive for coronavirus, the team manager informed.

As per Bundesliga and Bundesliga 2 official statement, the matches will start on Saturday 16 May. Following the coronavirus shutdown, Bundesliga will be the first European league to start matches. German Football Association (DFB) informed that the matches will be played under strict health protocols.

The league was suspended on March 13 but as the situation improved, players started practicing under strict condition by mid-April. The league will be played without any fans in the stadium. The management committee informed that there will be around 300 people including staff and officials present during matches. All the players and officials will undergo COVID-19 testing. As many labs have introduced quick tests for COVID-19, it has become easier to keep the risk of coronavirus in check.

Dynamo Dresden sports manager Ralf Minge informed, "In the past few weeks, we have made enormous efforts in terms of personnel and logistics in order to strictly implement all the prescribed medical and hygienic measures."

Dynamo Dresden is on the bottom of Bundesliga 2 and they were planning to start the season on May 17. However, under the current conditions, there would be delay for the team. As sports events have been cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic, online sports betting as suffered. However, the online betting and gambling space has been gaining more customers as physical casinos have closed due to COVID-19 lockdowns. We can expect stronger revenue for online casino and sports betting companies in near future.

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Taiwan and Vietnam set examples in discipline while keeping COVID-19 under control

Sat, 05/09/2020 - 06:12

Taiwan and Vietnam have been in the news recently as both these nations have managed to contain COVID-19 infections. Vietnam has not reported even a single death due to coronavirus despite proximity to China and high trade with China. Taiwan is also having a deeper connection and proximity to China but this island nation has also managed to keep the number of cases low.

Compared to Vietnam and Taiwan, Italy has suffered in a massive way and was the epicenter for infections in Europe (Spain has gone ahead of Italy in number of infections). Early reports suggest that Italy suffered as the country receives a lot of shipments from China and the second reason for spread in Italy is high number of tourists. However, one can’t ignore the late action of Italian government and a crippling medical system for high number of death cases.

Vietnam has population of 95 million and no one has died in this Asian country due to COVID-19 infection. Vietnam was among the first nations to announce serious measures. The government didn’t announce lockdown but people were asked to take precautions and wear masks. Social distancing was carefully observed by locals.

Taiwan has population of 24 million and only 6 death cases have been reported in Taiwan. The country didn’t force lockdowns. The disciple of Taiwanese people has been lauded by health experts. People were wearing masks and following social distancing norms. Taiwan has also exported 17 million masks to countries needing masks. The life is back to normal in Taiwan.

Vietnam:
Total Infections 288
Death Cases: Nil
Population: 95.5 million
Infections in last 10 days: Nil

Taiwan:
Total Infections 440
Death Cases: 6
Population: 23.7 million
Infections in last 10 days: Nil

In comparison, UK has witnessed 31,240 death cases so far and 211 thousand infections. The government was too late in announcing measures and Prime Minister ignored the early warnings. Only when the Prime Minister himself became infected with coronavirus that majority of Britons started taking this infection seriously. We should learn from the countries that have showcased discipline in their fight against coronavirus.

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