Alexis Sanchez and Arturo Vidal are Chilean footballers, they are facing coronavirus quarantine after coming to their home country from Europe for World Cup qualifiers this month. This was reported on Tuesday by Chile’s Health Minister.


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The Chilean footballers who played for European clubs, are to fly to Uruguay on the 26 Marc for a World Cup qualifier march. After that, they will fly back home to face Columbia.

Italy speaks against all but important travels till the 3rd of April as the death toll from the virus rises this week from 168 to 631.

“No one is immune to the virus in such we do not make any difference by people’s profession.

Indeed in Italy quarantine today is applied to everyone. Said by the Health Minister of Chile Jaime Manalich, according to “Emol” a local news website.

Moreover, if the players want to be quarantined together at Juan Pinto Duran (the national football stadium) or rather train on a machine in their various homes, it’s their decision to make.

Emol reported they got a piece of information from a source at the Football Federation of Chile, that they where not told about the quarantine plans for the players.

What the minister said came to us as surprising, but so far there are no changes to our plans.


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Meanwhile, Spain banned flights coming from Italy and also speaks against any unnecessary travel. Spain has reported 36 deaths and confirmed 1,639 cases of the virus. While Italy has a least 10,149 cases.

However, Vidal plays for Barcelona FC in Laliga while Sanchez plays for Inter Milan in Seria A. Gary Medel who plays for the Italian club Bologan, is another Chilean footballer who might be affected.

Since last week after the government of Italy suspended large gatherings, Sanchez’s and his team have been playing their Seria A matches in empty stadiums. There were rumors in social media around the same time that Sanchez himself may have been infected by the virus. Reports explained later a poor interpretation of the story about the game ban affecting Sanchez’s team.

Chile has been tracking people who just returned from countries affected by the coronavirus so as to contain the virus. In the South American country, 17 cases have been recorded so far.

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