Dr Ivo Pulcini, a chief medic at Lazio, reiterates his opposition to the medical protocol. ‘Putting 50 people under quarantine for one successful case runs contrary to the ethics code.’
“I will do everything in my power to put my views across and I will not quarantine a perfectly healthy person. If they force me to do it and then ask me to take responsibility for it as well, then I won’t stand for that,” Pulcini told.
He said, “A healthy person must be considered healthy and not automatically ill. If I were to do something like that, I could be struck off from the medical profession.”
In the case of a successful COVID-19 test, debates proceed about the mandatory two-week quarantine for the whole team, with the Technical Scientific Committee (CTS) advising there will be no reduction to seven days.
“The CTS has to take responsibility because they are not considering the status of the epidemiological curve at this moment,” he added. “The athletes are given the same legal protection and rights as any other employee, so contagion would be compared to an injury. Putting 50 people under quarantine for one positive case is against the code of ethics.”