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Crazy donation from Bayern star Survey reveals opinion of football fans Professionals in NRW are allowed to train again +++ 01.04.2020, 07:59 Bayern star with great gesture +++ Despite quarantine in distant Munich, Bayern football star Philippe Coutinho has a tremendous relief effort in his hometown Rio de Janeiro cheered up. According to the Internet portal "Globoesporte", the 27-year-old donated around 20 tons of food and hygiene products, which have been distributed since Tuesday in poor areas around the Vasco da Gama stadium, where he started his career a message from the Selecao player borrowed from FC Barcelona sticks as 1000 plastic bags filled with rice and beans, sugar, oil and coffee, but also detergents and dishwashing liquids. "The world is going through a difficult moment and each of us has to make our contribution," the Brazilian writes, urgently asking: "Let us stay at home." And Coutinho, who was born not far from the Arena San Januario, continues to promise: "That is only the beginning of a big welfare campaign. " With 23 deaths and 708 confirmed cases (as of Tuesday), Rio is the second largest epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in Brazil after Sao Paulo (136/2339). In the coming days, however, a drastic increase in cases of Covid 19 is expected, especially in the poor neighborhoods of the city. +++ 01.04.2020, 07:29: Survey reveals opinion of football fans +++ A third of the According to a survey, soccer fans are in favor of an immediate season break in the Bundesliga. Nielsen Sports found this out in a representative survey, but 65 percent of those interested in football wanted the current season to be over. 45 percent would make friends with the so-called "ghost games". The opinion poll was carried out before the general meeting of the German Football League in Frankfurt. The 36 professional clubs of the 1st and 2nd Bundesliga decided on Tuesday to suspend play until at least April 30, and the clubs are sticking to their goal of ending the suspended season by June 30 despite the coronavirus pandemic. The DFL keeps various models open for a conclusion of the currently suspended 2019/20 season. +++ April 1, 2020, 6:14 am: Ex-Marseille boss died at Corona +++ The former president of the French first division football club Olympique Marseille, Pape Diouf, died at the age of 68 from the consequences of a coronavirus infection. This was confirmed by his family from the news agency "AFP". The Diouf, who was most recently living in Senegal, was first taken to a hospital in Dakar after the outbreak of the infection. On Tuesday, he was to be taken to France by plane for treatment. However, his condition deteriorated so quickly that he died on Senegalese soil before departure. The former journalist and player consultant was president of OM from 2005 to 2009. +++ 03/31/2020, 10:33 p.m .: No restart possible in China yet +++ Setback for Chinese sport in the corona crisis: The government of the Asian country has "The move towards normality is being halted until further notice on Tuesday." For better epidemic prevention and control, major sporting events such as marathons, in which crowds gather, should not be resumed, "said a message from the General Sports Administration. The CBA basketball league and the Chinese Super League football league also apparently have to wait, as the CBA had reportedly considered resuming their seasonal operations over the next few weeks without spectators and prompting foreign players to return to the country. Among other things, the former NBA star Jeremy Lin followed. The soccer players are still waiting for their start of the season, which should have been in February. +++ 31.03.2020, 9.45 p.m .: Professionals in NRW are allowed to train again +++ In the Bundesliga, the ball is at least until the 30th April, but in North Rhine-Westphalia the football elite can start training on the grass despite the coronavirus pandemic. This was confirmed by Dortmund's Ordering Director Norbert Dahmen on Tuesday to the "WDR". "When Marco Reus, Axel Witsel or Roman Bürki jog through Dortmund, this attracts too much attention," argues CDU politician Dahmen, who is in favor of a loosening up at the state government in Düsseldorf who has implemented regulations for professional athletes. This exemption does not apply to amateur athletes. "The Ministry of Health has made it clear in a letter that professional athletes have a profession and that they may not be restricted in their professional practice," said Dahmen. However, the professionals would have to keep their distances and should only train in groups of two. The regulation applies not only to professional soccer players in North Rhine-Westphalia, but also to competitive athletes in the country's Olympic bases. >> Click here for developments before March 18, 2020 >> Click here for developments before March 22, 2020 >> Click here for developments before March 27th, 2020 >> Click here for developments before April 1st, 2020