The Colombian league will have to continue considering options to finish the first tournament of the year.
The dispute between the Government and Dimayor over the coronavirus crisis
Iván Duque, President of the Republic of Colombia has been very clear when it comes to the subject of large concentrations of public and ruled out that, in the short term, citizens can return to concerts, discos and football games .
The Minister of Sport, Ernesto Lucena, spoke with the Vbar de Caracol about Dimayor’s protocol: “It’s not that I don’t see it as possible, but the feedback, which starts on May 11, is going to take time.“
He was also emphatic in the position that the government has held since the beginning: “The opening of the soccer tournament must be in the second semester and behind closed doors. For now, the resumption of football is impossible, “referring to the fact that the protocol must first be reviewed and everything adjusted so that it is in accordance with the government’s demands.
On the tests to be carried out on players, coaching staff and staff of each team, he said: “LThe Covid 19 tests of the players would depend entirely on the Dimayor (…) The protocol can be very well done, but knowing if it will be effective or not is uncertain. ”
Finally, he made one of the points that the government has clear: President Duque does not want Colombia to be one of the first leagues to start (…) We are trying to promote a meeting between the different ministers of sport in South America. ”