Lima, December 30, 2021Updated on 12/30/2021 08:16 am
Atlético de Madrid joined the list of LaLiga Santander clubs that suffer from positive cases of coronavirus. This Thursday, the capital city team confirmed that coach Diego Simeone, midfielders Koke Resurrección and Héctor Herrera and forwards Joao Félix and Antoine Griezmann are infected.
Last Wednesday “After the league break”, the members of the delegation went through the COVID-19 discard control. Then, after knowing the results, the institution explained that “All of them are asymptomatic and isolated in their respective homes, strictly complying with the recommendations of the health authorities”.
Although all of them had given negative in the antigen tests whose results were known on Wednesday, the PCR tests, more sensitive to determine if a person is infected, showed this Thursday the five positives in the rojiblanco set, with which none of them will be available for next Sunday’s game against Rayo Vallecano.
Both the ‘Cholo’ Simeone and Héctor Herrera and Joao Félix already experienced the same situation last season, when they also had to isolate themselves due to COVID-19. Likewise, the rest of the players have tested negative in PCR; an essential condition according to the protocol to be able to train in a group.
Reduction of capacity in stadiums
The Ministry of Health and the autonomous communities have agreed this Wednesday, within the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, to reduce the capacity of the football stadiums in LaLiga Santander, to a maximum of 75% and those of the events in venues closed, such as basketball games, to a maximum of 50%.
This was announced by the Minister of Health, Carolina Darias, at the press conference after the Interterritorial Council of the National Health System, where she explained that it has been agreed to reduce the capacity from 100% to 75% in the First Division stadiums. and Second Division of the National Professional Soccer League.