The Civil House of the Presidency of the Republic announced on Monday (6) that entering Brazil Argentine players Work in the UK was irregular. According to a statement issued by the ministry, there was no exceptional request before the athletes’ flight, which made any action by the ministry impossible.
The match between Brazil and Argentina on Sunday (5), in Sao Paulo, was stopped by the agents of the Argentine national team Anvisa (National Health Surveillance Agency) Because athletes Emiliano Martinez, Emiliano Buendia, Giovanni Lo Celso and Christian Romero passed through the UK and entered Brazil and did not meet the mandatory 14-day quarantine.
“After the irregular entry of Argentine players into Brazil, it fell to Anvisa to comply with the rule set forth in Order 655, a decision approved by the Ministry of Health, which notified CONMEBOL of the impossibility of the players performing in the match.”, informed the Civil House. The text also states that it is not within the Ministry’s competence to authorize entry into the field of players who are already in the country and who have not complied with Brazilian health rules.
The memorandum makes clear that the file’s institutional mandate is to coordinate the analysis of applications for exceptional entry into the country of persons arriving from the UK without the appropriate quarantine provided for in an ordinance. The procedure is done with Anvisa and the Ministry of Health.
Casa Civil gives as an example the exceptional permission to enter the country granted in May and June this year to Brazilian players from English football, in preparation for the World Cup qualifiers.
“In this case, the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) sent an exceptional request before the players entered the country and pledged to isolate them in the team center, report any symptoms of covid19 and send all the players’ information to control the Ministry of Health,” the text explained.
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