Académica’s rugby team will perform isolation after two cases of infection with the new coronavirus in two players have been detected, leading to the postponement of the Coimbra team’s games, the federation announced on Saturday.
In a statement, the Portuguese Rugby Federation (FPR) reported the postponement of the Academic games against CDUP, in Coimbra, to the Honor and Challenge Division, as indicated by the health delegate of the group of health centers in the Lower Mondego , Alcida Gomes Silva.
“In compliance with the FPR protocol for the realization of the games in this competition, Abbott’s SARS-CoV-2 rapid detection tests were carried out, and two athletes with positive results were detected”, reads the federative message.
In view of these cases of infection, the “current epidemiological situation”, the fact that rugby “is considered to be“ a high risk modality, and the players participated in training on October 15, 2020 [na quinta-feira]”, The health official determined that” the players of Académica remain in prophylactic isolation, as well as the technical team that may be considered as having contacts with high risk exposure “.
In a statement, the rugby section of Académica lamented “the constraints caused to the CDUP team, the refereeing team and RugbyTV who went to Coimbra, due to the postponement of the game due to the prophylactic isolation decreed by the health delegate (…), after the communication of 2 symptomatic and 1 asymptomatic positive cases ”, adding that“ 43 more athletes were tested, all with negative results ”.