WASHINGTON:To contain the spread of the Coronavirus, the National Basketball Association (NBA) has decided to suspend the remainder of the season indefinitely after a player tested positive for coronavirus.
The player who had tested positive for coronavirus is Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert from France.
Just when the NBA game between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder was about to start and players for both teams were on the court, the game was cancelled.
A statement from the organization read, “The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”
The league is now working to identify individuals who have had close contact with the player and have been potentially exposed.