The seremi of Health of the Metropolitan region, Paula Labra, Clarified that Defense and Justice He will not be able to leave the country because he must serve a 14-day quarantine due to the close contacts on his campus, which amount to 56 people.
“Regarding the situation, it is important to point out that they arrived in Chile on the 6th, they are foreigners and must meet the requirements to enter Chile, have a negative PCR and they did. In order to play, we carry out a quarantine exception, but we ask for additional requirements, such as that they be kept in a health bubble, and that before delivering this quarantine exception they perform an additional PCR, which, with a negative result, we can exempt the quarantine so that they can train and play the game, “he started saying.
The seremi clarified that the Argentine team did not comply with the health protocol when they went out to train before receiving the results of the PCR tests.
“In this case, they complied with the PCR upon arrival in Chile, the PCR was delivered in less than 24 hours, where they informed us that there were 3 positives. Within the role of the health authority, the competence is to carry out the epidemiological investigation, how we do it: with all the outbreaks and positive cases. In this case there were three people with positive COVID, which is an outbreak. It was determined that the entire delegation was coming in a charter, also they went out to train before having the quarantine exception. With all these antecedents it was determined that they are all close contacts. What is the indication, they must comply with a mandatory 14-day quarantine. A negative PCR does not exempt them from quarantine, since they can incubate the virus for 14 days ”, he clarified.
The seremi was clear in pointing out that the Defense and Justice team cannot leave the country, and even less play the game for South American Cup in Paraguay, against Coquimbo Unido.
“They cannot return to their country of origin…we have more than 4 thousand cases, which have been increasing… For this reason, more restrictive decisions have been made. The decision is that they must comply with the quarantine in the Metropolitan region, for which we have health residences so that they can do it in a better way, “he said.
“I don’t know if this match is being scheduled with other players, but players with close contact must quarantine for 14 days,” he added.