Sixteen NBA players of 302 tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), the NBA and National Basketball Players Association said in a joint news release on Friday.
“Any player who tested positive will remain in self-isolation until he satisfies public health protocols for discontinuing isolation and has been cleared by a physician,” both organizations said in a statement.
Teams started mandatory testing for players on Tuesday, and Denver’s Nikola Jokic, Indiana’s Malcolm Brogdon and Sacramento’s Jabari Parker were among the players who have tested positive.
In its 113-page health and safety protocol document, the NBA spelled out specific actions for those who test positive, including self-isolation, two consecutive negative tests more than 24 hours apart, medical clearance and cardiac screening.
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SOURCE: USA Today, Jeff Zillgitt