The Uruguayan Football Association (AUF) was fined this Friday for the Ministry of Public Health (MSP) of that country for failing to comply with the sanitary protocol in Celeste Complex, place of concentration of the national teams, in which 16 positive cases of covid-19 have been known so far. Among them, the players of the
Atlético de Madrid Luis Suár
ez Y Lucas Torreira.
This was reported by the minister of that portfolio, Daniel Salinas, through the social network of Twitter in which he detailed that the fine amounts to about 534,000 Uruguayan pesos (about 12,136 dollars).
“MSP fines the AUF 500 Adjustable Units for non-compliance with health protocols in the Celeste Complex. It gives sight, ”he wrote.
The delegation of Uruguay that faced the double date of the South American qualifiers of the Qatar 2022 World Cup -for encounters in front of Colombia Y Brazil– accumulates 16 positive cases, the most recent known was that of the captain Diego Godin.
The first to be known was that of Matías Viña, a player for the Brazilian Palmeiras, a club that has already registered 15 cases in recent days.
Until now, the infected footballers are: Viña, Rodrigo Muñoz, Alexis Rolín, Luis Suárez, Diego Rossi, Darwin Núñez, Lucas Torreira, Gabriel Neves, Brian Rodríguez and Diego Godín.
The figure of the coach of Uruguay, Óscar Washington Tabárez, who is 73 years old and in delicate physical condition.
This Thursday in dialogue with Efe the president of the AUF, Ignacio Alonso, said that during the health ‘bubble’ “all precautions” were taken to avoid the coronavirus.
In addition, he said that “due to the sequence of appearance” of the positive cases, he believes that the contagion occurred in Colombia, where Celeste played the first of the two games.
For its part, the Spanish press picked up the discomfort of the president of the Atlético de Madrid, Enrique Cerezo, which stressed that in Uruguay “They have not had control.”
“In Spain there is a control to fulfill. Here the players do not shower in the changing rooms. We check them before and after the game and training. The losers are the clubs, “he said.
Covid-19, which last week forced the postponement of the matches of the day due to the positive of Rodrigo Pineiro, of the Danube, and that this Thursday registered two more affected in that team and in Plaza Colonia the fifth date of the Uruguayan Intermediate Tournament.
Casualties due to coronavirus Jose Luis Rodriguez and of Nicolas Guirin join the Uruguayan internationals Agustín Oliveros and Gabriel Neves at National and of Yonatan Irrazábal and Alexis Rolín in Rentistas.