The National Health Surveillance Agency (Anvisa), on Saturday, warned of the position of the player Willian in the match between Corinthians and Atletico Goianianci, tomorrow 12, in Goiania. In a recent statement, the regulatory agency informed that Willian, from Corinthians, had entered Brazil via the UK in the last 14 days prior to his arrival and is therefore in a period of quarantine, in accordance with the requirements imposed by the Brazilian government due to the Covid-19 epidemic.
“There is information that the athlete will play tomorrow, Sunday (12/09) in Goiania, at the Antonio Axioli stadium, against Atlético Guiananzi, and he does not adhere to the Brazilian health rules,” the memo stated.
According to Anvisa, due to the information provided in the Traveler Health Permit (DSV) by the player about his transit through the UK, the Term Monitoring Traveler Health (TCSV) was issued on September 1, at Guarulhos Airport, to report a mandatory 14-day quarantine. “The traveler informed and signed the TCSV, and pledged to comply with the health rules in force in the country,” Anvisa reported.
The regulatory agency informed that all relevant bodies for active surveillance and monitoring had been informed of TCSV at that time, and on September 6 and 8, it would repeat the information, requesting comments on the measures taken. The agency also reached out to the Strategic Information Center on National Health Surveillance (CIEVS) and local to accompany the traveler.
“However, given that recent unofficial news reached Anvisa aware that the player has been circulating in training and will participate in the game on Sunday in another state of the Federation, Anvisa immediately notified CIEVS to take the necessary measures together for the state or municipal health watch to comply with the measures health, in order to prevent the player from not complying with the quarantine period.”
A letter was sent on Saturday to the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) and to Corinthians FC, warning that the player has signed the TCSV and is banned from participating in football training and matches, “must adhere to self-isolation, under penalty of civil, administrative and criminal liability”. Health monitoring has also been activated in Goiânia, which has already identified the hotel where the São Paulo team is located so that it can operate.
“It should be clarified that in the case of the match in Brazil, Anfisa contacted the Federal Police because there was a breach of immigration rules practiced by a foreigner upon entering Brazil. In the case of player William, it is the Brazilian who has entered Brazil regularly and who must comply with the health measures at the destination,” explains Anfisa .
For the regulator, the situation is considered a “serious health hazard”. Anvisa expects the local health authorities to act and adopt the necessary monitoring measures that specify the immediate quarantine of the player.
Anfisa also reported on Saturday that Andreas Pereira, from Flamengo, will also be in mandatory quarantine on August 28, when he was selected and played for Santos.
“In this case, the player entered Brazil on 08/20 and also filled out the TCSV, with the obligation to comply with the health measures stipulated in Decree 655/21, including a mandatory 14-day quarantine, because he had passed the UK in the last 14 days before entering the country. Brazil “.
Anvisa reported that it had notified the local CIEVS to “adopt appropriate health measures, in order to sanction the player and others involved in the organization of the match, without prejudice to the assessment regarding civil, administrative and criminal liability of the participants”. .
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