New positive cases of Coronavirus cast doubt on the restart of the Peruvian League

In the context of the pandemic, the Peruvian clubs are preparing for the restart of League 1, which is scheduled for July 7, however, during the week, different clubs announced in an official statement, the cases that were presented in their respective workers after the tests carried out before the start of training.

COVID-19 led to the postponement of all the leagues in the world. However, as time passed, the need to return to work sped up the restart process. In Peru, the discard tests of all the clubs began in the facilities where they will train. However, upon learning the results of the serological tests, several teams were surprised that there were positive cases within their facilities. The first to communicate them was Sport Boys, with 2. Later, it became known that they were confirmed on the Cantolao Academy, Deportivo Municipal, Deportivo Llacuabamba, Carlos Stein, Carlos A. Manucci, Alianza Lima, Universitario de Deportes, Sporting Cristal, Cusco FC, and Deportivo Binacional. Also, it was revealed that 16 referees also tested positive.

Liga 1 Movistar

On the other hand, the official page of the Peruvian League revealed the health protocol for the reactivation of training and subsequent restart of the league. This document sets out the requirements that each of the clubs must present to start training normally.

Liga 1 Movistar

Remember that the absolute leader is Alianza Universidad, with 16 points. They are followed by Ayacucho FC and Deportivo Binacional, the last Peruvian champion. Juliaca’s team, together with Alianza Lima, are the only clubs that represent Peru in the Copa Libertadores, which still has no return date. The «intimates», who share a group with Racing (Argentina), Nacional (Uruguay) and Estudiantes de Mérida (Venezuela), are last with 0 points, while «The mighty South» is also last, behind Sao Paulo (Brazil), River Plate (Argentina) and LDU Quito (Ecuador), with 3 points.