An epidemic leads União de Leiria SAD to suspend its activities – Region of Leiria


Twelve cases of infection, including 10 in football players, led the SAD administration of União de Leiria to stop the activity of the senior team.

União de Leiria SAD announced this evening, in a statement, that several members of the team are infected with Covid-19, three of which were detected on Thursday 3, which leads to the suspension of the team’s activities, to know the following two games.

“Currently, 12 cases have been identified (two staff and ten athletes, these being asymptomatic or showing mild symptoms), which are being properly monitored. The rest of the team is in quarantine and constantly monitored, ”the statement revealed.

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REGION DE LEIRIA knows that during the last match of the Portuguese Cup, played on November 20 in Portimonense, in which União de Leiria SAD won (1-0), a player of the team tested positive for the new coronavirus and did not can line up at the meeting.

For tomorrow, Saturday, the match with Sertanense FC is due to take place, counting towards the 8th round of Serie E, of the league of Portugal. The game has been postponed until February 3, 2021.

The Portuguese Cup game, scheduled for December 14, with Gil Vicente of La I Liga will also be postponed. The new date is December 23.

“It should be noted that the UDL União de Leiria – Futebol SAD immediately activated the emergency plan for the control and surveillance of the COVID-19 infection, being in contact with the health authorities and following all the rules and directives from the general directorate of health, and the entire team and staff have already been properly tested, ”reinforces the statement signed by SAD President Armando Marques.
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