The Secretary of Sports of the Nation, Inés Arrondo, said this Wednesday that the use of the chinstrap “will be mandatory” in the entrance to the stadiums and also in the stands, while ensuring that in the coming days it will be known if one will be requested. Negative PCR test and vaccination certificate on the return to the courts, from 9 September to come.
“The protocols will be defined by the Ministry of Health. The chinstrap will be mandatory on the court, the rest is being defined. Decisions will be made in these days: whether or not there will be PCR, whether the vaccination certificate will be requested, among others. “, said the official.
The pilot test will be held on September 9 in the meeting between Argentina and Bolivia, for the tenth date of the South American Qualifiers towards the Qatar 2022 World Cup, with a 30 percent capacity, in the first presentation of the Argentine team in the country after the Copa América title achieved in Brazil.
“It would be important for this to encourage older people who have not yet been vaccinated to do so now. It is better to go to the field vaccinated, especially with the entry of the Delta variant,” Arrondo said on El Uncover Radio.
Likewise, the former member of Las Leonas explained that the “most complicated” thing is presented in the mobilization of a “large number of people” to the stadiums and at the entrance, since later when they are seated with physical distancing it will be “less dangerous.”
The last match with the public in Argentina was played on March 10, 2020 in La Bombonera, for the second date of the group stage of the Copa Libertadores de América.
Vizzotti on the return of the public: “It is by no means an electoral decision”
The Minister of Health, Carla Vizzotti, said this Wednesday that the return of the public to the football stadiums “is in no way an electoral decision,” in reference to the pilot test that will take place on September 9 in the Argentina party. Bolivia, in the Monumental, and assured that, with that criterion, nothing could be done until after the elections.
“With that criterion we could not do anything until after the elections. If I enter that election, I can do nothing more, neither vaccinate nor stop vaccines, nor approve a massive event or suspend it,” said the minister in statements made this morning to FM Radio With You.
The standardization would cover all sporting events by the end of September and social distancing norms and the presentation of a vaccination card or a negative PCR are evaluated.
Meanwhile, Vizzotti added that the ministry “has been quite oblivious to any electoral contest, and decisions have always been made based on scientific awareness and federal consensus.”
In the same way, he added that the problem in any case would be if “we from the Ministry do not have the possibility to explain from the epidemiological and sanitary point of view” the measures that are taken.
At this point, he recalled that the decision related to football is made when there are “13 weeks of decrease in cases, 11 of absence in cases of hospitalizations in therapy, and 11 weeks of decrease in the number of deaths.”
“We will explain and debate these issues; then each person or journalist can have whatever opinion he or she likes,” he added.
He also said that, like any decision based on scientific evidence, “if there is a situation and it is necessary to rethink it” from the epidemiological point of view, “it will have to be done.”
He also remarked that since last July, when the Government began to “plan possible openings” it was thought that “September could be a good time, coming out of winter and with a good vaccination scheme.”
“It was always estimated. In addition, we changed the metric, the indicators were changed in the world, and the number of infections does not have so much weight, but the hospitalizations,” the minister also detailed in the interview she granted this morning.
As for the Delta variant, he said that “one thing is that 10 cases have been identified that have no epidemiological link with a traveler and it is quite another to have a predominant Delta variant.”