Positive case in a young player from Portimonense forces you to test colleagues and family members

The club itself took all the sanitary measures to avoid contagion

Ana Cristina Guerreiro, at the press conference – Photo: Elisabete Rodrigues | Sul Informação / file

A young athlete from the Under-16 football team of Portimonense is infected with Covid-19, so today "tests to all colleagues" and "eventually to family members" of the player are being carried out, the regional Health delegate confirmed to the Sul Informação.

Ana Cristina Guerreiro, who was speaking at the fortnightly press conference of the District Commission for Civil Protection, in Loulé, added that the activities of this youth team "have been suspended" and that, "given the proximity of the opening of the school year", " all the kids [who are part of Portimonense's under-16 training] were quarantined, in isolation, until the test result».

In fact, as our newspaper found, the club itself immediately took all the sanitary measures as soon as the situation of the young player was confirmed.

This is Covid-19's second situation in an Algarve football team, after the outbreak in Louletano, although it does not assume the dimension of what happened in the Loulé team, where the outbreak involved 47 infected people, some of whom have since recovered.

The responsible for the Regional Health Authority added that she is not aware of any other similar situation in the Algarve.

Ana Cristina Guerreiro, by the way, had already informed that, in the Algarve region, there is a "comfortable situation", "given the circumstances", with "many people in the region, a lot of mobility, many activities, family reunions".




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