The Spain-India matches of the Pro Liga, in the air due to the pandemic in India

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04/27/2021 at 6:48 PM CEST

The Government’s decision that people arriving in Spain from India must be quarantined It endangers the celebration of the matches that the Spanish hockey team must play against that country on May 15 and 16 in Valencia within the Pro Liga.

The Minister of Finance and spokesperson for the Executive, Maria Jesus Montero, announced on Tuesday that the BOE will publish this Wednesday an order signed by the head of Health, Carolina Darias, which includes quarantine measures upon arrival in Spain of travelers from India, a country with which there are no direct flights.

Montero recalled that Spain “has already adopted in other cases” control measures “with travelers from other countries where it has been detected that some variant of the virus or a strain other than those circulating in our country has been detected,” as will be the case of India starting tomorrow.

This Tuesday the Spanish Hockey Federation (RFEH) announced that the men’s team will concentrate from May 5 in Valencia, where they had to face India on May 15 and 16 in their last Pro Liga matches.

The situation in India, a country that registered more than 2,800 deaths and more than 350,000 infections on Monday, has already led to the postponement, without a date yet, of the matches that their team should have played within this competition against Great Britain in London on 8 and May 9, for the measures taken by the British government.

This Tuesday the Indian Hockey Federation announced the death as a result of covid-19 of its referee, Virendra Singh, 47, and several local media reported the contagion of seven players of the women’s team and several members of their ‘staff’ at the Bangalore sports center.

The International Hockey Federation (FIH) decreed a few days ago that the Congress to be held on May 22 in New Delhi to elect a president will take place virtually, with no option for delegates to attend in person as previously decided, given the expansion of the pandemic in the country.