Photo from: Kevin Durant on Instagram
The spread of the new coronavirus disease (COVID-19) continues to impact the entire world. In the world of sports, it was revealed on Tuesday that Kevin Durant and three other Brooklyn Nets players tested positive for COVID-19.
The names of the four players were not made public in the team release, but Kevin Durant spoke about this with Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium.
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
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine,” Durant said. “We’re going to get through this.”
All four Nets players, including Durant, are in quarantine. Only one of the four is experiencing symptoms. Durant has not exhibited symptoms from the virus, according to Charania. Here’s more from the Nets’ press release:
The organization is currently notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting. 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. The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible.
Due to this development, there are now seven NBA players who have tested positive for COVID-19.
Rudy Gobert was the first, followed by his Utah Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell and Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood. Gobert’s positive test and the concerns over the global outbreak led to the suspension of the NBA 2019-20 season last week. The league remains hopeful of resuming operations in mid-to-late June.
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