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Sports News of Thursday, 21 May 2020

Source: www.mynigeria.com

Flamengo slammed for resuming training despite government's instructions

Brazilian champions, Flamengo, have been slammed by the government for resuming training on Wednesday despite the instructions from the government.

According to Rio de Janeiro's health secretary, clubs were not yet permitted to restart ball work or physical drills.

After two-months out due to effects of COVID-19 that forced the season into a compulsory break since mid-March, Flamengo recalled their players to training on Monday.

On Wednesday, “Flamengo were informed that non-essential activities (which were) suspended (will) remain suspended until May 25,” the health secretary said in a statement.

The statement said the club could evaluate and test players for the coronavirus but that training was not permitted, although it did not say if any action would be taken.

Flamengo refused to comment on the notification.

As of the time of his report, Brazil has recorded a total of 293,357 cases and 18,894 deaths resulting from COVID-19. (NAN)

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