Alejandro Roncoroni, a member of the medical commission of the Professional Football League (LPF), affirmed today that “it is evident that there was a relaxation in compliance with the protocols”, given the wave of coronavirus infections that affect several campuses of the First Division, although he warned that “you can continue playing.”
“There were massive contagions in Racing, Sarmiento de Junín, Gimnasia and Esgrima La Plata, and now Independiente. And there are cases also in other teams. That is why we are going to insist on the need to adjust the measures and comply with the protocols,” said the doctor in statements to TyC.
Roncoroni stopped in the case of Independiente: “His goalkeeper (Sebastián Sosa, who yesterday tested positive for coronavirus) said that before the game against Talleres in Córdoba he had the air conditioning and felt some symptoms, but he did not communicate them to the doctor of the squad and played the same. “
“When you have symptoms, the first thing to do is notify the doctor, in any activity, because that is the only way to intervene in time, isolate and avoid infections. But if you do not warn, the doctors cannot do anything,” he explained Roncoroni.
The LPF doctor pointed out that “it is true that there was also a social relaxation in general, which will have to be adjusted quickly. But football can continue to be played with the fulfillment of what we already know: you cannot share the mate, nor the bottle of water, ventilate the spaces, and to the extent possible, the transfer of each person in their car “.
“They are measures that until a few weeks ago gave results and we will have to comply with them to the letter. This is not the time to stop football if we do things well,” Roncoroni concluded.