Coronavirus outburst: Third NBA player tested positive
A third NBA player tested positive for coronavirus as per a statement from the Detroit Pistons. Although the Pistons have not revealed any name, the player is believed to be Christian Wood. The statement said that the player is under the care of team's medical staff and has been in self-quarantine since Wednesday. Previously, Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell tested positive for COVID-19.
The player is under self-isolation according to the statement
"A player on the Detroit Pistons, who is under the care of team medical staff and in self-isolation since Wednesday night, was tested for COVID-19. A preliminary positive result came back on March 14," the Pistons said in a statement.
NBA season was suspended after its first case of coronavirus
The NBA suspended its season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus. On Thursday, his teammate Donovan Mitchell took to Instagram, disclosing that he also tested positive for the virus. "I feel fine, things are going well. I can't wait to get back on the floor and play in front of the best fans in the world," Mitchell said.
Mitchell thanked everyone for being supportive
Rudy Gobert is donating a sum of $500,000
Rudy Gobert is donating $500,000 to help people affected by the deadly virus. "I am humbled by the tireless efforts of people around the globe for those affected by COVID-19, especially my own communities of Utah and France, in addition to my appreciation for the state of Oklahoma and my care there, and of course, my Utah Jazz family," Gobert said in a statement.
The medical staff is monitoring the situation closely
The statement further revealed that the team is working closely with medical staff and public health officials. "The health and safety of our players, our organization, those throughout our league, and all those potentially impacted by this situation is paramount," it stated. "We are working closely with team medical staff, state and local government and public health officials and the NBA on reporting."