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Return of Bundesliga fans reveals Germany's misplaced priorities

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17.09.2020

My home country, Israel, was once hailed one of the world's safest in dealing with COVID-19. Israeli authorities felt they had beaten the virus and allowed many aspects of life to virtually return to normal.

But after a record number of infections — almost 5,000 per day — Israel has become the first developed country to impose a second lockdown.

In Germany, fans are set to return to Bundesliga stadiums. Representatives of Germany's 16 states are allowing for up to 20% of stadium's capacity to be filled. Final decisions will be left to local health authorities and be subject to clubs' hygiene concepts and the infection numbers in different regions.

DW's Felix Tamsut

That's good news for the many fans longing to visit their home stadium, but this raises many questions concerning whether social distancing rules, which apply to many in society, can be upheld inside a........

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