Rules and regulations guiding Copa America are stated out

With the Copa America just days away from kickoff, the regulations and protocols guiding the tournament have been laid down.

The Copa America will be held in Brazil, which has put in place a thorough health strategy. During a news conference held at the Ministry of Health on Monday, the incumbent, Marcelo Queiroga, presented specifics regarding the care that will be provided throughout the competitive dispute.

Testing will be assigned every 48 hours, and athletes and technical committees will be isolated in city hotels with only limited access to leave for training, games, or health reasons, are all requirements that must be met.

According to Queiroga, the delegates will not need to get vaccinated. The information, on the other hand, contradicts what the Civil House’s Chief Minister, Luiz Eduardo Ramos, said in a statement on May 31, when he said that vaccination of delegations would be one of the requirements for the Copa América to be hosted in the country.

“It was previously decided in this meeting, with our presence and the participation of the CBF through video-conference. There are ten teams, each divided into two groups of 65 persons. Everyone has been immunized. We dealt with the CBF because of the imposition, stated Ramos at the time”.

The vaccinations would not be completed in time for the start of the matches, according to the minister’s logic.

“If athletes are required to be vaccinated or are vaccinated at that time, they will not be immune until the commencement of the tournament. As a result, the vaccine issue is not a burden. The more people who have been vaccinated, the better. However, no additional effort will be taken to vaccinate these athletes because the vaccination may produce a reaction, which might jeopardize the players’ competitive rhythm”.

In addition to the 450 Conmebol staff members who will be divided among the four tournament venues, each delegation will consist of approximately 65 people.

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