The rule that obtains in Dubai is that once someone land in the country, he or she has to go on quarantine for at least ten days. But there appear to be different rules for football players, which have spark controversy.
According to La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Portuguese superstar, who contracted COVID-19 and recovered after 19 days while on duty with the national team decided to spend his holidays in Dubai without quarantine.
We wish you a Merry Christmas!! Full of love, health and happiness🎅🏻🎄❤️ pic.twitter.com/Xpb7wu2kmU— Cristiano Ronaldo (@Cristiano) December 24, 2020
The Italian media has also claimed that it is not only Ronaldo that will be the Juventus player to leave Turin and Italy this Christmas. About four others are planning the same thing, flying to warner countries and fewer restrictions.
COVID-19 quarantine in Italy favours Ronaldo and other Serie A players as they travel for Christmas holiday
It has been gathered that the COVID-19 protocol guiding footballers appears to be different from other travelers.
Knowing that they don’t have the same problems returning to work in Italy, they are taking advantage of this. This could be because they are constantly tested every three days.
The decree says that those returning from abroad between December 21 and January 6 must stay in isolation.
However, for football players, they can train in isolation, with regular swab tests and have contact only with the team group, carrying out regular tests in the days after their return.
There had been discussions about the players’ holidays. This is coming at a time when many families in Italy will not be able to get together.
This is going to be one of the most difficult December as the cases are spiking across Europe. Several authorities have warned against unnecessary traveling as the medical facilities looked to have been overstretched.
Couple with the fact that the winter period usually come with flu, there is likely to be huge surge in coronavirus cases.
The epicenter of the dreaded virus globally is the United State of America with almost 300,000 deaths.