Kevin Durant tests positive for coronavirus
Kevin Durant is the latest NBA player who tested positive on coronavirus, according to The Athletics on Tuesday (Wednesday in Manila time).
“Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine,” said Durant on The Athletics who showed no symptoms at all of the virus. “We’re going to get through this.”
The Brooklyn Nets revealrd that four of their players were infected with coronavirus, and one is currentlynexhibiting symptoms while the other three are asymptomatic.
The Nets did not reveal those players, aside from Durant who came forward with The Athletics.
“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,” the Nets said in a 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. 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.”
A statement from the Brooklyn Nets: pic.twitter.com/QnETcDEHCJ
— Brooklyn Nets (@BrooklynNets) March 17, 2020
Overall, there are currently seven NBA players who have already tested positive with coronavirus.
Utah Jazz Rudy Gobert was the first player to get infected with the said virus, followed by his All-Star teammate Donovan Mitchell.
Detroit Pistons Christian Woods is the latest NBA baller to reveal that he is COVID19-positive.
Durant, who signed a $164-million contract in offseason with the Nets, has yet to suit up in 2019-20 season after tearing his Achilles tendon during the Game 5 of The Finals back with the Golden State Warriors.