Van Ranst goes further and considers that it is still too early to talk about dates, he even warns that football will be far from restarting. “How can you talk about downsizing and restarting the competition if we don’t even know if we are on top of the first peak? Soccer is the most important secondary problem in the world. But we must be honest: massive events like soccer games or music festivals will be among the last things we allow again“The UEFA threatened the Belgian Federation and the Jupiler League that if they went ahead with the suspension, Belgium teams could be excluded from European competitions. On April 15, a hearing is scheduled for Belgian football to defend its decision against UEFA. Van Ranst will be present assessing, as a specialist, the consequences of starting football in the short term. Marc van Ranst is a Belgian virologist and professor at the Leuven University. In addition, serving as an advisor to the Jupiler Pro League in the COVID-19 crisisHis reputable opinion allows him to remain in direct contact with UEFA to help him assess the consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.“I have the impression that UEFA is starting to see that playing football is no longer possible this season”, has admitted Van Ranst in statements collected by the Belgian newspaper Het Nieuwsblad.The doctor next week has a telematic hearing with the body, chaired by Aleksandr Ceferin, to support the Belgian league in its decision to definitively suspend the competition. “The peak of infections is far from being reduced. No one can blame the Belgian clubs for making that decision. The Pro League understood that a minimum of three to four weeks of training will be required before matches are possible again. So it is not realistic to finish current competitions“says the Belgian specialist.
“They’re aggressive and they threaten to kill everyone. They say they’re going to run around the world and they’re going to upload it to social networks. That’s what always happens. Now a Comptroller is present,” he said. “The boys are more supervised by personnel of the Comptroller,” he said explaining that this type of operation is delicate because they have to deal with detained people under the influence of alcohol. He also says that there are more supervisors at each breathalyzer site to ensure processes are done according to law. “Weekend breathalyzers are a fact, and now we have Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday where people were not used to being tested on those days. Some people get upset and question why we are doing it on a Monday,” he said adding that authorities must create the check stops when they feel it’s necessary. Of those pulled over between Wednesday and Sunday, 300 breath tests were conducted resulting in 72 being deemed over the limited and arrested. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window) Cancún, Q.R. — Due to the success of the weekend breathalyzer program around the city of Cancun, the head of transit has announced the program has been extended to six days per week. The surprise has been that on weekends for example, they send between 15 or 20 people to the Torito, but during the week, they have caught up to 40 people intoxicated at the wheel on a Monday or Tuesday. Head of the Municipal Transit Office Jesús Ángel Salas Cruz, says that the breathalyzer roadside program Drive Without Alcohol, now operates every day in the municipality except Thursdays. He says the extension of the program is an effective way of removing drivers from the roads who over-drink during the weekdays, rather than on weekends. He says since they have extended the program, the amount of women being arrested for driving under the influence has increased. According to la Dirección de Tránsito, their last statistics resulted in the Policía Quintana Roo de Benito Juárez pulling over 769 vehicles.