The National Institutes of Health (ANVISA), in conjunction with the health department of Sவோo Paulo, is investigating possible abuses in the immigration of four Argentine national team players to Brazil this Saturday (04), while fighting for the South American qualifiers this Sunday (05) at the Neo-Cumica Arena.
Premier League players Emiliano “Dibu” Martinez, Cristian Romero, Emiliano Fuentia and Giovanni Lo Celso have not been declared in the UK for the past 14 days – leading to a 14-day isolation period of 655, June 23, 2021, in the Civil House.
“After entering the territory of the United Kingdom, within the last fourteen days, through Great Britain and Northern Ireland, the Republic of South Africa and the Republic of India, the traveler who meets the rules of Article 3, with the origin or history of the passage, shall be in isolation for fourteen days,” says an excerpt from the Civil House Orders.
In this way, athletes do not agree with the health regulations in force in Brazil. Anvisa said all the athletes on the Argentine delegation had not been to the UK in the last 14 days and were exploring the facts with the Sao Paulo health department and the Argentine national team. A meeting with representatives of Anvisa, AFA (Argentine Football Confederation), Sao Paulo Health Department, Conmepol and CFF took place this Saturday at 17:00 (GMT), but no information yet.
“The soldiers in question, who arrived in Brazil on a flight from Caracas (Venezuela) to Guerrero, announced that they had not traveled to any of the four countries with restrictions in the last 14 days,” an excerpt from Anvisa’s note said.
Four players have been in Premier League games over the past 14 days, according to TNT Sports. Lo Celso and Romero, who play for Tottenham on August 29 against Watford, were on the bench. Thibu Martinez and Fuentia were on the field at Aston Villa against Brentford the previous day – the midfielder also mentioned Villa’s goal in the match.
According to journalist Hernan Castillo TNT game Argentina, while complaints and elements are being investigated by Brazilian bodies, four players will remain at the disposal of coach Lionel Scaloni for the tournament.
See Anvisa’s official note in the case below:
Rules for entry of passengers are provided in Interim Order 655 of 2021. By order, travelers who have crossed the United Kingdom, South Africa, Northern Ireland and India in the last 14 days, with some exceptions (Brazilians), are barred from entering the national border. Therefore, they must be subjected to pre-isolation in another country before entering Brazil.
To enter national territory, all passengers must board the aircraft, and the RT-PCR test is performed within 72 hours before boarding. They must also complete a health notice stating their travel history.
The soldiers in question, who arrived in Brazil on a flight from Caracas (Venezuela) to Guerrero, announced that they had not traveled to any four countries with restrictions in the past 14 days.
However, yesterday (09/03), unofficial news reported to Anvisa that the statements made by such passengers were untrue.
It should be noted that misinformation provided to Brazilian authorities may violate health laws and criminal laws. Therefore, Anvisa announced the Center for Strategic Information on National Health Surveillance (CIEVS / MS), which integrates the CIEVS network, which is responsible for epidemiological investigations in the state of Sவோo Paulo.
Below is a note from the Sao Paulo Health Department:
The National Health Monitoring Agency (Anvisa), which is responsible for monitoring airports, has allowed four players from the Argentine football team working in the United Kingdom to enter Brazil, the health secretary said. According to Federal Order n.655 of June 23, 2021, they had to comply with isolation when crossing the UK into Brazil for the past 14 days, which was considered a restricted area.
Following the announcement from the federal agency, the state health department launched an epidemiological and health investigation and will inform Anvisa of all information about the need for the isolation of athletes.
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