The president of Inter Porto Alegre, positive for coronavirus

The president of the International, Marcelo Medeiros, announced this Friday that he tested positive for a coronavirus test that he underwent last Monday, although he no longer has symptoms of the disease. “Following the protocols indicated by the health organs, I will continue in isolation for the next 14 days. All preventive measures have already been taken with family, friends and other members of the club,” Medeiros said in his social media accounts. The Porto Alegre club also reported that the 59-year-old manager no longer has symptoms after feeling fever and headache at the beginning of the week.

In fact, Medeiros has been in quarantine since last Monday the test was carried out to find out whether he was a carrier of the coronavirus or not, which in Brazil has already caused seven deaths and infected about 650 people. “I appreciate the hundreds of messages I have received in recent days, not only from the Colorado nation, but also from people throughout Brazil. With serenity and collaboration, we are going to face that challenge together!” He said. The International has halted its activities indefinitely since last Tuesday. The main regional tournaments of Brazilian football, including the Gaúcho, in which Inter participates, have been suspended and the start of the League, scheduled for the first days of May, is in the air.

Last week, the vice president of Flamengo, Mauricio Gomes de Mattos, also tested positive for coronavirus, which forced the entire staff of the Rio de Janeiro team, champion of the League and the Copa Libertadores in 2019, to undergo medical examinations. The coach of the black-red team, the Portuguese Jorge Jesus, came to be considered a suspicious case, although after three tests, the result was negative.