The Brazilian club informed through an official statement of the number of tests carried out and the number of positives they had, although there are some asymptomatics.
COVID-19 has hit Flamengo hard. From the 30th April to the 3rd May, they have been doing tests on all club employees, as well as the players and coaching staff.
In total, they carried out 293 tests and have been able to detect 38 positive cases, although with differences amongst those affected.
“Of the 293 tested, 38 were positive, even without symptoms, and the so-called asymptomatic positives. Eleven people were detected who had previously had contact with the virus, without symptoms, and who already had positive IGG antibodies”, the club explained.
With the results on the table, the players that have been exposed or close to the virus with family members will have to be quarantined and monitored daily.
Comunicado – Testes no futebol
Clube testou 293 pessoas, incluindo colaboradores e familiares próximos de jogadores e funcionários
The asymptomatics will have to do the same and not come in to contact with anyone to avoid the virus spreading.
“Finally, Flamengo reaffirms that it is working in full harmony with the government authorities in order to collaborate with the important return to football activities in the shortest possible time, with total responsibility and security”, the statement concluded.