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NBA suspends season after Gobert tests positive for coronavirus


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NEW YORK – The National Basketball Association (NBA) announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19.  

The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of Wednesday’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena.

The game was cancelled, and the player, who was later revealed to be centre Rudy Gobert, was not in the arena.

“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of Wednesday’s schedule of games until further notice,” the Association said. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”  (PR)