The classic between Flamengo and Fluminense, scheduled for the Mané Garrincha stadium, in Brasília, will be held without the presence of fans. This is what the governor of the Federal District, Ibaneis Rocha, guarantees. The reason is the recent increase in cases and hospitalizations for Covid-19 in the city.
Without the Maracanã, under construction, Fla-Flu was confirmed for the Federal District last Tuesday. The first carioca classic of the year is scheduled for February 6, at 4 pm, for the fourth round of the Guanabara Cup.
In contact with the report, Governor Ibaneis Rocha was succinct on the subject of the presence of fans at the game. Asked if Fla-Flu would be held without an audience, he only replied: “yes”.
In addition to the classic carioca, another important game is confirmed for Brasília in the month of February. This Wednesday, the Football Federation of the Federal District (FFDF) and Arena BSB – the concessionaire that manages Mané Garrincha -, confirmed the holding of the Supercopa do Brasil in the stadium. The match between Atlético-MG and Flamengo is scheduled for February 20.
Currently, there are no restrictions for holding sports events with fans in the DF. The Brasilia championship, for example, had an audience in the stands in the first two rounds, held last week. NBB and Volleyball Superliga games are also being held with fans in the city.
However, with the governor’s statement, everything indicates that a new decree should be published in the coming days, resuming the ban on fans in stadiums in the Federal District.
Brasília has faced a recent increase in the number of cases and hospitalizations for Covid-19. There were more than 5,000 confirmed cases this Wednesday. Another alarming number is the number of beds available in the city. According to the government, more than 95% of ICU beds reserved for Covid-19 cases in the public network were occupied this Wednesday (read more on G1).