NBA season suspended after player tests positive for coronavirus

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MIAMI, FLORIDA - MARCH 11: A general view of American Airlines Arena after the game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets on March 11, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The NBA announced the season has been suspended after a Utah Jazz player preliminary tested positive for the coronavirus. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)
A general view of American Airlines Arena after the game between the Miami Heat and the Charlotte Hornets on March 11, 2020 in Miami, Florida. The NBA announced the season has been suspended after a Utah Jazz player preliminary tested positive for the coronavirus. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The National Basketball Association (NBA) on Wednesday suspended its season until further notice after Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus.

The NBA did not disclose any further details about the player, who it said was not present for a game on Wednesday. The NBA added that the test result was reported before the match started.

As a result, the NBA said that the game between Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chespeake Energy Arena was cancelled.

“The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic,” a statement said.

 

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