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Super Cup, Libertadores and Recopa are impacted by the return of the lockdown in DF – Prime Time Zone

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In the face of such an impasse, Governor Ibaneis Rocha will try to appeal the decision in order to guarantee the realization of the matches

Reproduction / Agência BrasilMané Garrincha Stadium is located in Brasilia

O Federal Regional Court of the 1st Region (TRF-1) defined this Thursday, 8, that the state of lockdown must return in federal District due to the worsening pandemic of Covid-19. As a result, the decision that allowed sports activities to take place in Brasília was suspended, affecting the schedule of games for national and also South American football. The stadium Mané Garrincha it would be the stage for three games starting this weekend, two of which are championship finals. On Sunday, Flamengo e Palm Trees decide to Brazil Super Cup, while on Wednesday the team from São Paulo receives the Defense and Justice through the South American Recopa. On Tuesday, the Santos would send the match against the San Lorenzo through the Libertadores. In the face of such an impasse, the governor Ibaneis Rocha will try to appeal the decision in order to ensure that the matches are played.

The decision also takes the clubs involved by surprise. Both Palmeiras and Flamengo booked the week for training aimed at this confrontation and even booked a hotel in Brasilia. THE CBF it has not yet commented on this decision, nor can there be a new date or place for the Super Cup dispute. The advancement of the new coronavirus in the city made Brasília enter the lockdown system during the month of March. During this period, activities considered non-essential were prohibited. On the last 30 days, after the end of the restriction period, a new injunction was issued by the Judge Kátia Balbino from Carvalho Ferrreira determining the extent of the restrictive measures from April. However, the Federal District government appealed the lawsuit.

According to the reasoning of the judge Souza Prudente, the lockdown decreed in March has not yet reduced the number of victims of Covid-19. “There is an escalation in the risk of collapse of the public and private health service in the Federal District, there is no justification for the relaxation of such measures”, he commented. In Brasilia, the outlook is chaotic, since 98% of the bed occupancy rates of the Intensive Care Units in the public network are occupied. In this same framework, there is also the private network, which has 98.12% of the vacancies filled.

* With information from Estadão Content

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