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Government cancels Malkia striker’s training in Brazil

Malkia Strikers’ High Performance Training camp in Brazil has been cancelled by the Kenyan government citing the biting coronavirus in the South American nation.

Today, the ministry of Health directed that the coronavirus situation in Brazil is wanting hence cancelation

The team was scheduled to leave for Brazil this weekend for a 45-day training camp after the letter from the Director General for Health Patrick Amoth addressed to Kenya Volleyball Federation secretary general Ben Juma.

“The Ministry notes that Brazil is currently experiencing widespread community transmission of Covid-19 with a surge in cases and death in the past few weeks. A review of epidemiologic situation in Brazil indicates that the current surge in cases may persist for several weeks,” the letter said.

“In view of the above and in securing the health of the national team in preparation for the Olympics, the Ministry of Health urges the federation to defer the intended travel and training in Brazil until the situation stabilises. The Ministry of Sports copied in this letter may wish to advise on a mechanism of facilitating such training in country, utilising equivalently qualified coaches sourced locally or a broad.”

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