10 Jul Copa America company faking damaging COVID exams will probably be banned say organisers
A “appreciable quantity” of company specifically invited to observe the Copa America closing between Brazil and Argentina have been faking false COVID-19 exams to make sure their entry, organisers the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL) mentioned on Saturday.
The match between the 2 arch rivals is because of kick off on Saturday night time on the Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro.
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Though followers had been banned from the primary 27 video games of the match because of the pandemic in South America, CONMEBOL and Rio de Janeiro authorities determined to permit 6,500 invited company into the ultimate, or round 10% of the stadium’s capability.
All attendees are required to current a damaging COVID-19 check earlier than coming into.
Nonetheless, “a substantial variety of fraudulent PCR exams have been detected each amongst these accredited for the Argentina part and the Brazil part,” CONMEBOL mentioned.
“These individuals won’t be allowed into the stadium. The controls to make sure entry to the ultimate of the Copa America will probably be extraordinarily rigorous.”
The organisation didn’t specify what number of of exams had been fraudulent.