Nine more NBA players have tested positive for Covid-19, less than a week before the team will travel to Florida to resume the 2020 season.
A total of 25 players and ten team members have tested positive for the new corona virus since testing began June 23, the National Basketball Association said in a statement on Thursday.
“Any player, coach or team member who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until they meet public health protocols to cancel isolation and have been cleared by a physician,”
The NBA team is expected to travel July 7 to Orlando, Florida, where the league plans to resume the game on July 30, following a sudden outbreak of the season in March.
Players, coaches and other employees will practice, compete and live at Walt Disney World, with daily Covid-19 tests and no fans allowed in the so-called “bubble”.
The Denver Nuggets closed their training facility over the weekend after two members of the team’s travel party tested positive for Covid-19 and the New Orleans Pelicans said this week that three of their players tested positive as well.