ROME – Brazil : sixteen Vasco da Gama players tested positive for coronavirus tests.
This was announced by the head of the medical sector of the carioca club Marcos Teixeira, specifying that in total, 350 tests were carried out among employees of various types.
The sixteen players have already been put in solitary confinement, but Teixeira also revealed that three others "had tested positive but have already recovered. In any case, all this shows that we are doing a great job on the health front ".
The news reinvigorates the controversy over the resumption of football in Brazil, asked in recent days by President Jair Bolsonaro "because the players are athletes and young people, so for them the risk of contagion is minimal. And then many of them have to play in order to earn and support families. "
But among clubs and local authorities there are not a few who disagree with the president and therefore discussions continue on how and when to start again, perhaps in July.
Brazil exceeds 500 thousand infections
There are over 500,000 people infected by Covid-19 in Brazil, fewer than the United States alone. There are 514,849 infections, 16,400 of which have been registered in the last 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health.
480 were killed, bringing the total number of victims of the pandemic to 29,314, in fourth place after the United States, the United Kingdom and Italy. (Source Ansa)
Source: Blitz Quotidiano