The Argentine Basketball Confederation (CABB) reported today that, due to a suspected case of COVID-19, it had to activate the health protocol in the concentration of the Argentine National Team.
It is about Marco Giordano, base of Regatas Corrientes, who presented “fever during the night and some body and headaches (mild) and, since this morning, he was preventively isolated in his room,” says the CABB statement, to through your medical department.
Because of this, “the suspicious case health protocol was activated for the base and the rest of the delegation, continuing with extreme care —individual and collective— in the concentration.”
Official statement of the medical department for a suspected case in the concentration of the Selection.
— CABB (@cabboficial) November 23, 2020
The national team, that Gabriel Picatto directs temporarily, is meeting waiting for the matches against Chile (next Friday 27, at 9:10 p.m.) and Colombia (Saturday 28, from 10:10 p.m.) qualifying for the Americup 2022.
“The 25 members of the delegation carried out new tests on Friday, at the entrance to the concentration, which all gave negative results. But that does not mean that some member may have entered that day with a contagion but not detectable at that time, due to the incubation period of the virus. We have investigated the epidemiological nexus and it gives us between three to five days back in time, because the previous negative PCR had been on Sunday the 15th. The player is in good health, controlled, observed and today we will perform a new test to confirm or rule out the virus, ”said Gabriel Sarfati, one of the members of the medical department.
Marco Giordano, regatta base
Despite this situation, the Albiceleste campus – by order of the delegation’s doctor – will follow its usual routine as planned. So this afternoon, from 6 pm, he will train at the Obras Sanitarias stadium. (The New. And CABB).