- The Bundesliga target May 16 as a potential comeback date.
- However, three first-team Cologne players have now been diagnosed with Covid-19.
- Now, it's more than likely than the restart will be postponed further.
The Covid-19 situation in Germany has worsened over the last few days, prompting the government officials to delay the return of the top-flight football in the country.
The 2019/20 Bundesliga campaign was initially supposed to resume on May 9 but the final decision has now been pushed back until next Wednesday, which means that the season will not restart until at least May 16.
That happened even before the worrying news on Thursday when three FC Cologne players were found to have contracted the virus.
An official statement from the Bundesliga side reads: "Three people tested positive, all are symptom-free.
"After an assessment of the cases by the responsible health authorities, the three people who tested positive will go into a 14-day quarantine at home."
However, all Bundesliga games will be played behind closed doors should football return to action with the country's government banning large events with crowds until October.