Hertha Berlin In Isolation As Coach, Two Others Test Positive For COVID-19

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Updated April 15, 2021
Hertha Berlin’s Hungarian head coach Pal Dardai arrives for an interview prior to the German first division Bundesliga football match between Hertha BSC Berlin and Borussia Moenchengladbach in Berlin on April 10, 2021.
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Hertha Berlin’s Hungarian coach Pal Dardai, assistant coach Admir Hamzagic and Belgium striker Dodi Lukebakio have tested positive for Covid-19 and the team has been ordered into isolation, the Bundesliga club said Thursday.

Hertha says the trio, who are symptom-free, are quarantined at home.

The rest of the squad and staff have been ordered to isolate together until April 28, and are allowed to leave their common quarters only for training and matches.

The period covers Hertha’s away Bundesliga match at Mainz on Sunday, the home game against Freiburg next Wednesday, and the visit to bottom side Schalke on April 24.

“We will accept this challenging situation as a team and do everything together to be successful in the upcoming matches,” said sport director Arne Friedrich, who is training the team in place of Dardai.