Berlin — Football fans and concertgoers could be barred from seeing their favourite teams and bands play live in Germany for 18 months due to the coronavirus, according to a science expert.

Keeping Germany’s stadiums and music venues closed until well into 2021 “would certainly be very wise”, according to Gerald Haug, president of the Leopoldina Academy of Sciences, which advises Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government on measures to combat the virus...

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