4 basketball gamers with the Brooklyn Nets have examined optimistic for the novel coronavirus, the group introduced in an announcement on Tuesday.
The Nets didn’t identify the 4 gamers who examined optimistic for COVID-19, the illness attributable to the coronavirus, however famous that three of these gamers are asymptomatic, whereas one participant is exhibiting signs.
Nets ahead Kevin Durant has since mentioned he’s among the many 4 gamers. “Everybody watch out, deal with your self and quarantine,” he informed The Athletic. “We’re going to get by means of this.”
“All 4 gamers are presently remoted and beneath the care of group physicians,” an announcement from the group despatched to HuffPost learn. “The group is presently notifying anybody who has had recognized contact with the gamers, together with latest opponents, and is working carefully with state and native well being authorities on reporting.”
The group additional famous that each one gamers and members of the Nets journey occasion are being requested to stay remoted and carefully monitor their well being.
“As at all times, we admire the assist of our followers, companions and surrounding group, and we want all those that are battling this virus a speedy restoration,” the assertion added.
The Nets gamers be part of different NBA gamers who’ve not too long ago examined optimistic for COVID-19, as testing kits throughout the U.S. have in any other case been briefly provide.
Final week, the NBA introduced it was suspending the 2019-2020 season after Utah Jazz participant Rudy Gobert examined optimistic for the virus.
“The NBA is suspending recreation play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of video games till additional discover,” the league mentioned in its assertion. “The NBA will use this hiatus to find out subsequent steps for shifting ahead in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”
Utah Jazz participant Donovan Mitchell additionally examined optimistic for COVID-19 final week.
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