Twelve members of Venezuela’s delegation to the Copa America have examined optimistic for COVID-19, well being officers stated on Saturday, a day earlier than they meet hosts Brazil within the event opener.
“The 12 members of the delegation include players and members of the backroom staff,” stated a press release from the Health Secretariat in Brasilia, the place Sunday’s recreation will happen.
The Confederation of South American Football (CONMEBOL) made the prognosis on Friday night time and knowledgeable native well being officers.
“All are asymptomatic, isolated in different rooms, and are being monitored by the CONMEBOL team and local health authorities,” the assertion stated.
Venezuela is scheduled to tackle defending champions Brazil on Sunday night on the Mane Garrincha Stadium.
The Copa América, the oldest event in worldwide soccer and that includes 10 South American nations, was moved to Brazil on the final minute after Argentina pulled out as a consequence of a COVID-19 surge there.
Brazil agreed to host the event regardless of its personal coronavirus points. Brazil has to this point reported 484,235 deaths, greater than another nation on this planet within the United States, with 2,216 deaths on Friday.
The Copa América, South America’s equal of the euro, is because of run till July 10.
With inputs from TheIndianEXPRESS