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Suspected PBA referee tests negative on antigen test


False alarm?

A PBA referee who was a ‘suspect case’ of COVID-19 was tested negative on the recent antigen test according to a joint statement with Clark Development Corporation (CDC) and the Bases and Conversion Development Authority (BCDA) that was released on Wednesday.

“A referee of the 2020 PBA Philippine Cup being held in Clark who was earlier reported to be a ‘suspect case’ may be a case of false positive after the conduct of antigen testing Wednesday afternoon yielded negative on the presence of COVID-19 virus,” the statement read.

Still, the referee will follow a 14-day quarantine at the Athletes’ Village in Capas, Tarlac.

All eight people who the referee had contact with inside the bubble will also be isolated according to the statement.

League commissioner Willie Marcial first confirmed that one of their referee is a suspect case of COVID-19 inside the bubble in Clark during a press conference on the same day.

For safety measures, all activities inside the hotel will be suspended since it will be allotted for the disinfection of the facilities.