Following the suspension of Brazil’s match against Argentina, the country’s health agency Anvisa has now been going after footballers who’ve been in the United Kingdom and didn’t quarantine on arrival in Brazil.
Over the past couple of days, we’ve seen news about Andreas Pereira, who moved from Manchester United to Flamengo on loan, and Willian, who rescinded his contract with Arsenal to join Corinthians.
Now it’s time for Anvisa to give their stance on the situation of Robert Kenedy, who was loaned by Chelsea to Flamengo.
As reported by UOL’s Mauro Cezar Pereira, the agency has found mistakes in the player’s documentation.
“The player Robert Kenedy Nunes do Nascimento entered Brazil on August 27th and filled out the Traveler’s Health Declaration (DSV). When evaluating the document, Anvisa verified omission of information regarding its place of origin, which may represent an irregularity both from a sanitary and migratory point of view. In view of the fact, Anvisa is investigating possible irregularities through the establishment of a sanitary administrative proceeding.”
Kenedy had Covid-19 shortly before his exit from the UK and quarantined for a couple of weeks before travelling. However, he was supposed to do it when landing in Brazil as well, so he may end up facing charges. According to Mauro Cezar Pereira, that’d be ‘a fine of at least R$2k (£280), with the case being able to end up in the civil and criminal spheres.
Despite all those issues, the Chelsea loanee is clear to make his debut for Flamengo.