17 Jan Participant in Brazil Serie B match subbed at half-time with COVID-19
Brazil Serie B midfielder Valdivia was substituted at half-time throughout his team Avai’s match towards CSA on Saturday after his membership had been notified he had examined constructive for COVID-19.
Avai mentioned Valdivia had taken a take a look at earlier on Saturday in order that he might be cleared for the membership’s subsequent fixture towards Juventude on Tuesday.
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However when the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) notified the membership that he had examined constructive, Saturday’s recreation towards CSA had already kicked off.
“At half-time the CBF communicated… that Valdivia examined constructive,” Avai mentioned in an announcement, including that the participant was asymptomatic.
“That’s the reason Valdivia was substituted. The membership is now reviewing his isolation and return.”
The sport completed 1-1.
Brazil reported 61,567 circumstances of the brand new coronavirus on Saturday, and 1,050 deaths, the fifth consecutive day with greater than 1,000 fatalities, the Well being Ministry mentioned.
Greater than 200,000 folks have died of COVID-19 in Brazil.