Copa America 2021: Covid-19 outbreak in Copa America, CONMEBOL confirms 140 cases on Monday

Copa America in Brazil up to 140 virus cases
Copa America in Brazil up to 140 virus cases

Copa America 2021: CONMEBOL confirms 140 Covid-19 cases at the Copa America –  CONMEBOL has said that 140 positive cases have been reported at the Copa America in Brazil on Monday, taking the tally up from 66 positive tests on Thursday. It said in a statement that of the 15,235 tests, the number of people infected was 0.9 per cent of the total.

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On Sunday, Chile admitted some of its players at Copa America violated the tournament’s virus protocols after a barber visited the players’ hotel in the Brazilian city of Cuiaba.
Copa America 2021: CONMEBOL confirms 140 Covid-19 cases at the Copa America

The Chilean Football Association issued a statement saying it “recognizes the violation of the health bubble of the squad participating at Copa America, with the unauthorized entry of a barber who, despite his negative PCR test, should not have made contact with the players.”

The Chilean FA did not give the number or names of players involved but said they will be fined.

Copa America 2021: CONMEBOL confirms 140 Covid-19 cases at the Copa America

On Friday, Brazil’s government said 82 people connected with Copa America had contracted COVID-19. All four host cities — Rio de Janeiro, Brasilia, Cuiaba, Goiania — have cases relating to the tournament, it said.

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Brazil stepped in as an emergency host despite the country having the second-highest number of recorded deaths from the coronavirus in the world, at more than 500,000.

Copa America 2021: CONMEBOL confirms 140 Covid-19 cases at the Copa America

Half of the teams playing in Copa America have reported COVID-19 cases — Venezuela, Bolivia, Colombia, Peru and Chile.

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