Coronavirus: Four Brooklyn Nets players test positive for COVID-19 virus


The coronavirus continues to impact the sports world. On Tuesday, the Brooklyn Nets announced that four players on the team have tested positive for the virus. The names of the players were not made public. Only one of the four is exhibiting symptoms while the others are asymptomatic. All four are in quarantine.  

Here’s more from the Nets’ press release:

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. 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.

With this news, there have been a total of seven NBA players who have tested positive for the coronavirus. Rudy Gobert was the first player to test positive, followed by Donovan Mitchell and Christian Wood. Because of Gobert’s positive test and due to concerns over the global outbreak, the NBA suspended the 2019-20 season last week. The league remains hopeful of resuming operations in mid-to-late June.    

CBS Sports will continue to update this breaking news story as necessary. 





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