Vitória de Setúbal, club of the I Liga, is available, if there is a need, to set up teams to be on the ground to support the population during the Covid-19 pandemic, said Paulo Gomes.
In the message sent to Lusa, the director also recalled that the club's facilities – Estádio do Bonfim, Pavilhão Antoine Velge and Complexo Desportivo da Várzea – are part of the evacuation plan of the city of Setúbal.
“The Antoine Velge Pavilion has been part of the Municipal Civil Protection Emergency Plan from the beginning, and the Bonfim Stadium, together with Várzea, is also included in the city's evacuation plan as areas for the concentration of people. Vitória will, if necessary, assemble teams so that in the social aspect, together with the competent entities and the City Council, it can be on the ground and support the people of Setubal ”, he said.
In terms of sports, Paulo Gomes revealed that the club made a significant effort to mitigate the impact of the forced stoppage of the professional football team, which has been in quarantine for almost a week.
“The athletes, even without positive cases, are in quarantine, complying with the specific training plan that were prepared by the respective technical teams. In the case of the professional team, with the purchase of training materials and the contribution of a local gym, we equipped the players' houses for a better performance of the plan drawn up by the technical team led by Julio Velázquez ”, he stressed.
Finally, the president of Vitória de Setúbal made a point of leaving a message of encouragement to the Victorians and the Setubalenses.
"I want to leave a message of hope and unity in this difficult time, but with the certainty that the Victorian family and the people of Setubal will be at the forefront in the fight against this pandemic, executing all the rules that are there for all to see", said.
The new coronavirus, responsible for the pandemic of Covid-19, infected more than 235,000 people worldwide, of which more than 9,800 died.
Of the infected people, more than 86,600 recovered from the disease.
After appearing in China in December, the outbreak has now spread to 177 countries and territories, prompting the World Health Organization (WHO) to declare a pandemic situation.