Canada COPA AMERICA: COVID is invited on the eve of the opening match

22:25  12 june  2021
22:25  12 june  2021 Source:   leparisien.fr

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Twelve members of the Venezuelan delegation, including players, have been controlled positive at CVIV-19 on the eve of the match Opening of the Copa America against Brazil of Neymar , host country, indicated this Saturday the sanitary authorities of Brasilia.

"Friday evening, the Federal District Health Secretariat has been informed by the conmebol that 12 members of the Vénezuelan National Football Team, including players and members of the Technical Committee, have been tested positive at CVIV-19. , indicated the entity in a statement transmitted to AFP. "All are asymptomatic" and "isolated", is it added.

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The press release did not specify how many players had been tested positive among the 12 members of the delegation, even if a representative of the health authorities reported at CNN Brasil of at least 5 players and 5 contaminated leaders.

People affected are "asymptomatic" and "isolated" in single rooms, under the supervision of the conmebol, the South American Football Confederation, and the Secretariat for Health, adds the authority in its statement.

The appearance of cases of coronavirus in the Venezuelan team is the last blow for a Copa America criticized from any part because of the health situation in Brazil, new host country of the competition after the withdrawal of Argentina and Colombia.

Brazil is the second most endangered country by the pandemic, after the United States, with 484,000 deaths.

As a result, the conmebol has changed its regulations to allow the selections to replace, unlimitedly, all players affected by the virus before or during the competition.

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