Kevin Durant, Three Other Brooklyn Nets Players Test Positive for Coronavirus
Kevin Durant tested positive for coronavirus, Durant tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Durant says he is feeling fine: “Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We’re going to get through this.”
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 17, 2020
Kevin Durant and three other players on the Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for coronavirus, as announced by the NBA.
After the alarming diagnosis of Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell on the Utah Jazz, the NBA went into lockdown. Suspending its season, and putting all of its players and staff under self-isolation until COVID-19 tests were administered.
Of the four Brooklyn Nets players that tested positive for COVID-19, three are considered asymptomatic. Each of the positive players is currently in isolation and under the care of Brooklyn Nets medical staff.
Those who may have been in contact with the affected parties are being notified, as per the Brooklyn Nets’ statement.
“All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff,” said the Nets’ official statement.
“As always, we appreciate the support of our fans, partners and surrounding community, and we wish all those who are battling this virus a speedy recovery.”
The identities of the Brooklyn Nets players who tested positive remains anonymous, save for Kevin Durant who was confirmed via Shams Charania. After a positive test from an unknown Detroit Pistons player, on top of the Utah Jazz pair, the number of coronavirus cases in the NBA have doubled.
How has coronavirus affected the NBA?
The NBA season has been suspended. The League Office has stated that the earliest it would resume the season is mid-to-late June.
What are players doing to prevent coronavirus exposure?
All NBA players have been asked to self-isolate for a period of two weeks. Since Rudy Gobert’s positive test, a connection between the Utah Jazz and every NBA team can be made within ten days.
What happens when an NBA player tests positive for coronavirus?
Players are under the medical care of their team staff and personal doctors. Self-isolation will continue if not already in progress until deemed clear.