A Brazilian athlete is fulfilling isolation in Portugal due to covid-19, where he traveled over the weekend to be part of the Europe Mission, the Brazilian Olympic Committee (COB) confirmed today to Lusa.
In a written response, the COB states that one of the 40 elements who traveled to Portuguese soil over the weekend "presented a positive result", without revealing the identity or the modality practiced by the athlete.
“He is asymptomatic and will remain isolated for 14 days, where he has been since he arrived in Portugal, being monitored daily by the Mission's Medical Department. After this period, the exams will be redone. Once everything is fine, he will be released for his activities ”, reads the COB's reply.
The remaining 39 tested negative and “are free to start their activities”.
At the moment, the Brazilian delegation is composed of 143 members, 92 athletes, in the four bases of the COB in Portugal.
On Saturday, the COB reported the departure of swimming athletes in open water, tennis and triathlon, bound for Rio Maior, as well as gymnast Natália Gaudio, for Sangalhos, and sailors Marco Grael and Gabriel Borges, for Cascais.
According to the Brazilian Confederation of Water Sports, the second group of swimmers was composed of seven open water athletes and five pure swimmers, including João Gomes Jr., who had not been part of the first group due to a positive test.
Rio Maior is the central point of the Europa Mission, which will take place between July and December and also extends to Coimbra, in the case of judo, Cascais, in the case of sailing, and Sangalhos, for artistic and rhythmic gymnastics.
After three weeks, this action has already counted on athletes from 10 sports present in Portugal to prepare for the Tokyo2020 Olympic Games, which were postponed to 2021.
According to the COB, more than 200 athletes from 17 sports are expected by the end of the year, with the concentration of the athletics team expected later this month.