Wednesday May 27 2020
Lazio medic: 'I won't quarantine health people'

Lazio chief medic Dr Ivo Pulcini reiterates his opposition to the medical protocol. ‘Putting 50 people under quarantine for one positive case is against the code of ethics.’

There continue to be discussions over the mandatory two-week quarantine for the entire squad in case of positive COVID-19 test, with the technical scientific committee (CTS) warning there would be no reduction to seven days.

“The CTS has to take responsibility, because they are not considering the status of the epidemiological curve at this moment,” Pulcini told Radio Kiss Kiss.

“The athletes are given the same legal protection and rights as any other employee, so contagion would be compared to an injury. Putting 50 people under quarantine for one positive case is against the code of ethics.

“A health person must be considered healthy and not automatically ill. If I were to do something like that, I could be struck off from the medical profession.

“I will do everything in my power to put my views across and I will not quarantine a perfectly healthy person. If they force me to do it, and then ask me to take responsibility for it as well, then I won’t stand for that.”

Bologna announced today they have a ‘suspected’ COVID-19 case in their staff.

As this occurred after contact training began, the entire squad and staff would be quarantined for two weeks, albeit allowed to continue training.

Only the individual would be isolated completely.

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