Wednesday, January 20, 2021

Los Angeles Lakers Tested for COVID-19, Under a 14-day Quarantine

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*The entire Lakers team has been tested for COVID-19 after NBA superstar Kevin Durant and three other members of the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for the coronavirus on Tuesday.

LeBron James and his teammates were tested for the virus on Wednesday, according Dave McMenamin of ESPN reports that the players will also undergo a 14-day self-quarantine.

According to CBS Sports, coaches or training staff were not test, only players. Results have not yet come in.

The Lakers were the last team to play the Nets before the season was suspended to curb the spread of the deadly virus.

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The Lakers released the following statement on Tuesday:

Today we were made aware that four players on the Brooklyn Nets have tested positive for COVID-19.We have been in immediate contact with our players and basketball operations staff members since being made aware of this development.

Given the exposure risks from our game against the Nets on March 10th, we are following the next steps of our COVID-19 procedures and protocol that are established in consultation with various health officials, the NBA and our UCLA Health doctors.

The health and well-being of our players, staff, fans, and society in general, is of paramount importance to us, and will continue to be our focus.We appreciate the support of our fans, family and friends, and wish everyone affected by this virus a speedy and healthy recovery.

According to the Los Angeles Times, there are seven confirmed coronavirus cases in the league, including Rudy Gobert and his Utah Jazz teammate Donovan Mitchell, as well as Detroit Pistons forward Christian Wood

The mysterious coronavirus is a respiratory disease that began in Wuhan, China, in late December. According to Johns Hopkins University, there are now more than 201,000 confirmed cases and 8,000 deaths related to the virus around the world.

As of Wednesday, there are at least 5,881 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States 

 

Ny MaGee
Ny MaGee is a screenwriter and freelance reporter from Chicago -- currently living in Los Angeles and covering A-list entertainment for various outlets, including Emmys.com. She has worked for: Miramax, MTV & VH1, The Jim Henson Company, Hallmark Channel, Paramount Pictures, and for iconic indie film producer Roger Corman.

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