The National League did not have a good start because despite the health bubbles used, the multiple cases of coronavirus, which were appearing recently, could not be avoided. So, Matías Lammens, Minister of Tourism and Sports, informed the League of the decision to suspend the competition, although today’s matches will take place.
The situation that occurred due to outbreaks of positives in different bubbles caused a large number of cases. Most had at least two cases, and some schools suffered a more critical situation. Gimnasia de Comodoro Rivadavia had nine cases and Argentino de Junín eight.
“As it is public knowledge and has come to the attention of this Ministry of Tourism and Sports of the Nation, there is a growing confirmation of positive cases of COVID-19 in all teams that are part of the competition: this is confirmed by the Communiqués Officers of the Crisis Committee formed by the Argentine Basketball Confederation and the Association of Basketball Clubs “, it reads in the letter they sent to Fabián Borro from the Ministry.
“Considering that the priority of the National Government is the preservation of public health is that the suspension of the celebration of the 2020-2021 season of the National Basketball League is temporarily available in order to contain the COVID-19 outbreaks and reduce the health risk that the current reports present “, concludes the letter.
The suspension keeps the different teams concerned because for now the tournament has no return date and it is not known what the next steps will be, if they will continue in Buenos Aires or return home. Everything will depend on the competent authorities for a new prevention protocol in the face of massive outbreaks of cases in clubs that compete in the National Basketball League.