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Bloomberg Quicktake: Now published this video item, entitled “Copa America Soccer Tournament Faces Covid Outbreak in Brazil” – below is their description.
More than a dozen members of the Venezuelan delegation at Brazil’s Copa America tested positive for Covid-19, putting a cloud over the opening game for Latin America’s most important soccer tournament on Sunday.
The 13 people infected included both players and staff, who will remain isolated and monitored by a team from the championship’s organizer, Conmebol, as well as Brazilian health authorities, the host country’s Federal District Health Secretariat said in a statement. The Venezuelan team is scheduled to play at the opening game.
On Friday night, Conmebol modified its rules to allow the teams to make as many changes as they need in their player selection as long as they are Covid-related.
The organizer issued a statement saying that the rest of the Venezuelan delegation have been subjected to daily tests and are cleared to participate in the competition. The schedule of matches will remain unchanged.Bloomberg Quicktake: Now YouTube Channel
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