Portuguese Golf Federation calls for reopening of the sport

By TPN/Lusa, in Sport, Golf · 19-02-2021 01:00:00 · 1 Comments
Portuguese Golf Federation calls for reopening of the sport

The president of the Portuguese Golf Federation has sent a letter to the Secretary of State for Youth and Sport, João Paulo Rebelo, calling for the reopening of the sport, which is “exemplarily prepared” to resume once restrictions are eased.

“Aware that the times we live in are of lockdown and withdrawal, for the sake of public health in our country, the recovery will have to happen. Thus, it is necessary to start developing strategies so that the resumption of sports practice can occur as soon as possible, and within the parameters of safety required in the context of the control of the Covid-19 pandemic ”, Miguel Franco de Sousa said in the letter.

Despite underlining the agreement with the “necessary drastic measures - given the alarming numbers of infected people, deaths and patients in intensive care -”, the leader argues that it is important to be “aware that the impact of the inhibition of sports practice by the general population, and young people in particular, will certainly have serious consequences for physical and mental health in the medium and long term.”

In addition to highlighting that “golf is an individual sport, practiced outdoors, and whose technical requirements require social distance, there is no sharing of any equipment necessary for its practice, therefore, there is no risk of contagion”, Franco de Sousa also added that the federation did not register “any positive cases” of coronavirus, between May 2020 and January 2021, both in official competitions, as well as in national clubs and golf courses. “We therefore call for the reopening of golf practice, taking into account that it is a highly safe sport whose practice does not involve any risk of contagion of the virus “. TPN/Lusa



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Comments:

Government shutting down golf courses and game is pure hoax by Left wing government people who hate people playing golf. Why it hurts the environment in their mind.

Example of Government liars about golf by marxist state employees is in Calif government.shutting down golf course and killing jobs and golf. Some State health employees FELT picking up a golf ball which has the virus a person would get the virus.

There is NOT one case of a person getting this virus off a golf ball while paying golf. Give golf is out side and sunlight kills virus how can person get this virus off a golf ball for person really have work hard to get it. Then how few people may get it justify destroying jobs and make people poor over a Government virus or political action virus.

Has there been any cases of people playing golf getting this virus off a Golf ball in Portugal and if so many many out of how many played golf during that time? What I seen is NONE and risk is so high not possible unless someone wants it.

There is NO rational reason to shut down golf paying in sunlight. Socials distancing has DONE little to nothing is affecting the spread of this virus in sun light. If your 3 feet as one top medical doctor said is enough. 6 ft is made up in Government minds for there is NO evidences 6 feet is needed>. Fear is what needs to be understood to risk

If you get this virus you do not DIE and if your healthy with know simple cheap treatment you have 100 percent recovery like good flu virus. You have 98 percent recovery by numbers. Compare this virus with 2009 swine flu numbers and this is weak virus yet NO mask or shut down what change it political now for government power.

By Scott M. Bartley from USA on 22-02-2021 08:29
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