Brazilian clubs open up facilities to health services

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March 20 – A number of Brazilian clubs have joined the fight against the corona pandemic by opening up their facilities to health services. 

Under the controversial leadership of Jair Bolsonaro, Brazil has been very slow in its reaction to fight and contain the virus that has claimed 10,000 lives so far around the world. The Brazilian FA (CBF) first ordered matches to be played behind closed doors before imposing suspension as clubs and players protested. The state federations swiftly followed.

Now, Bahia, Athletico Paranaense and Sao Paulo are among the clubs who have offered their training grounds and stadium as facilities for health services. “We are putting our training centres at the disposition of the government to receive patients with Covid-19, for as long as they need,” wrote Bahia on twitter.

Bahia explained that it has three pavilions with 28 rooms at their Fazendao training centre.  “We are going to transfer to the Fazendao Covid-19 patients that do not need complex treatments,” said Bahia state governor Rui Costa.

Brazil has 647 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and seven deaths so far.

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