By order of the Emergency Operations Committee (COE) national se suspended the football match between Independent del Valle and Guild of Porto Alegre, which was scheduled to be played in Quito on April 7, 2021. This, because the Brazilian delegation confirmed three positive cases for covid.
This April 6, 2021, at a press conference, it was indicated that the Ministry of Health recommended that the soccer game not be held because three soccer players from the Brazilian delegation tested positive in PCR tests for coronavirus.
However, the meeting, as confirmed by Conmebol, will be held in Asunción, Paraguay, on April 9, 2021 at 5:15 p.m. “The match @IDV_EC Vs @Gremio for the first leg of Phase 3 of the Conmebol #Libertadores was suspended and will be played on Friday at the Defensores del Chaco stadium in Asunción, Paraguay, “the agency published on its social networks.
“The reason for suspension is contrary to the previously approved sanitary protocol and the current regulations of the competition,” published Conmebol on its official website. Given that, it was decided to reschedule the match in Asunción.
“Much more important is the health of Ecuadorians than a soccer game,” said Gabriel Martínez, government minister, At the press conference. “When the antigen test is done, which is part of the protocol, these two players who come with the contagion are detected and obviously they and the entire team are isolated to avoid further contagion. Taking into account that the Brazilian variant still He is not in the country, the COE met urgently, “said the official.
As explained, initially two athletes from the Guild tested positive when the Brazilian cast arrived in the country. That is why they remained isolated in the hotel, to avoid more possible infections. Then, this April 6, another case was reported in the delegation. Given that, the national COE resolved to suspend the party in the country.
“And Independent of the Valley decides to play the game in another country, the players, when they return, will have to keep isolation, a specific quarantine, to precisely put them through tests and thus continue with their activities, “added Martínez.
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