Munich (AP) – Federal Health Minister Jens Spahn has praised the decision to play the opening game of the Bundesliga in Munich without spectators and has not ruled out similar short-term steps in the future.

“As bitter as it may be for the individual and the mood in football: if the number of infections rises regionally, no fans are allowed to enter the stadium. The city of Munich did just the right thing,” said the CDU politician of the “Rheinische Post. “.

Due to the increasing number of corona infections in Munich, fans were no longer allowed to play against FC Schalke 04 (8-0) on Friday evening, contrary to the original plan. Initially, 7,500 fans should be allowed into the stadium. It was only decided on Thursday that the risk is too great. “The decisive factor is good concepts that are then consistently applied,” says Spahn.

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