FRANKFURT: The German government is expected to give the green light for the Bundesliga to resume behind closed doors later this month.

Sources in Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government have indicated that federal and state bosses have agreed to clear the way tomorrow for what the Germans term ‘ghost games’ from May 15.

Armin Laschet, Prime Minister of Nordrhein-Westfalen. has apparently told the DFL – the league – that its hygiene protocols “have been approved by all parties.” Horst Seehofer, the Interior Minister, has also described a Bundesliga restart in May as “plausible”.

Hertha Berlin Salomon Kalou has apologised for publishing a video displaying him breaching the social media restrictions.

Kalou has been suspended by Hertha Berlin after livestreaming himself fist-bumping teammates and bursting in on an apparent COVID-19 test — all while complaining about a pay cut.

Hertha said Kalou gave the “impression that individual players are not taking the coronavirus issue seriously, especially in the current discussion about a resumption of play.”

Kalou said that he had temporarily forgotten the orders in his delight at his personal test proving negative.