The second wave of coronavirus infections in the country it is hitting hard. This Tuesday they were confirmed almost 21 thousand cases. And football is no stranger to what happened in recent weeks. Sarmiento, Gimnasia, Banfield and Independiente, the most affected. In the case of Rojo, a few hours ago the positive of Julio Falcioni, a risk patient, was known. The DT has already isolated himself and joins the goalkeeper’s cases Sosa, Domingo Blanco, Ezequiel Muñoz and Diego Segovia, of the reserve. And there are others isolated in a preventive way, such as Thomas Ortega and two other young people.
Falcioni, with coronavirus (Failla).
There is a clear growing trend and the AFA took note with meassures. For now, soccer continues. Banfield suffered the contagion of almost half the squad in the pre-match against Estudiantes. Sanguinetti’s team already had three infected players and the casualties of Facundo Altamirano, Facundo Sanguinetti, Alexis Maldonado, Gregorio Tanco, Mateo Pérez, Juan Álvarez, Giuliano Galoppo, Lautaro Ríos, Martín Payero, Juan Manuel Cruz, Fabián Bordagaray and Luciano Pons (some are positive cases, others close contact, and there are also a couple that, although they tested negative, present symptoms compatible with the virus). El Pincha, Drill’s rival on duty, had to isolate Jorge Rodríguez and Emiliano González.
But this scenario is just the tip of a reality that has been repeating itself in both areas of the tournament. Sarmiento had been the first of the 26 Super League Cup teams to suffer a wave of infections, for which he had to isolate 20 players, and DT Mario Sciacqua remained hospitalized for a few days.
Gymnastics announced on Monday that Matías Miranda He had Covid-19 and the infected footballers became 16. On Saturday Hurricane Hurricane confirmed that the coach Frank Darío Kudelka “was detectable positive” after the tests carried out on the professional staff.
Racing came from suffering last month the casualties of Sigali, Soto, Arias, Alcaraz, Banega, Marcelo Díaz, Gómez, Orban, Mauricio Martínez and Melgarejo. And Piatti is isolated by symptoms. In River the doctor Federico Brandt had been infected. In Boca, Agustín Obando was isolated by close contact. The only schools that have not registered cases so far this tournament are Aldosivi, Atlético Tucumán, Defensa y Justicia, Godoy Cruz, Newell’s, Talleres and Vélez.
Donato Villani, the historical doctor of the AFA, gave his opinion on the way in which the coronavirus is affecting football: “It is extremely difficult for a player to get Covid playing football. It is very, very difficult. The protocols that are made of the I can assure you that 99.9% of the clubs respect it to death, because most of the clubs continue without bathing, they continue to travel in two buses, they continue to avoid concentrations and in the concentrations that are held, they comply with the protocols that they are made inside the hotel. What happens is that soccer, although it is an island in terms of protocols and the way of working, is not an island within Argentine society. And if you see what is happening in Argentine society with the obvious relaxation on the part of the population in terms of everything that has to do with Covid, of course it is possible that Covid reaches the locker room as a result of a contagion in a supermarket, walking down the street or going to a restaurant as we see it every weekend, “he explained in TyC Sports.
Donato Villani, medical history of AFA.
Alejandro Roncoroni, doctor of the Professional League, also spoke about it: “(…) We are going to insist on the need to adjust the measures and comply with the protocols. It is evident that, in addition to the clubs, there was a social relaxation in general , which will have to be adjusted quickly (…) It is possible to continue playing with the fulfillment of what we already know: you cannot share the mate or the bottle of water, you have to ventilate the spaces and, as far as possible, the transfer of each player must be done in their own car . These are measures that gave results a few weeks ago and will have to be strictly adhered to. This is not the time to stop football if we do things well. “
Alejandro Roncoroni, LPF doctor.
Faced with this negative outlook, the AFA reported on Tuesday that controls will be deepened and remarked that it will return to a preventive phase. Thus, in all categories, “The footballers will have to go to train already changed in their cars, they will not be able to bathe in the changing rooms, but when they return home and there will be no concentrations.
The AFA statement on Covid-19 cases.
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