“nIn this moment of sadness and regret, Sport Lisboa e Benfica offers its heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the former cyclist, who, on Monday, July 19, was buried in Villa Velha, in the state of Espirito Santo “, Benfica notes in a statement.
The Portuguese cyclist joined the Benfica team in the club’s last cycling project, which ended in 2008. Fábio Cera was taken to Santa Monica Hospital due to COVID-19 and ended up not resisting.
The COVID-19 pandemic has killed at least 410,352 people worldwide, among more than 190.8 million cases of the novel coronavirus, according to the latest report from Agence France-Presse.
In Portugal, since the beginning of the epidemic, in March 2020, 17,219 people died and 935,246 cases of infection were recorded, according to the Directorate General of Health.
The respiratory disease is caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which was discovered in late 2019 in Wuhan, a city in central China, and currently with variants identified in countries such as the United Kingdom, India, South Africa, Brazil and Peru.