Two Lakers players positive in coronavirus

2020-03-20T00:25:54+00:00 2020-03-20T14:16:40+00:00.

Aris Barkas

20/Mar/20 00:25

Two more cases of NBA players have tested positive in coronavirus

By Eurohoops team/

The coronavirus epidemic has hit the Los Angeles Lakers as the Athletic reported first. The LA team was tested, and two players were found positive in COVID-19 as it was confirmed by the following press release:

Following four Brooklyn Nets players testing positive for COVID-19, because Los Angeles Lakers’ players were exposed to them during our game against the Nets on March 10, our team physicians and public health officials recommended coronavirus testing for the players.

We learned today that two Lakers players have tested positive. Both players are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team’s physician.

All players and members of the Lakers staff are being asked to continue to observe self-quarantine and shelter at home guidelines, closely monitor their health, consult with their personal physicians and maintain constant communication with the team.

The health and well-being of our players, our organization, our fans, and all those potentially impacted by this situation is paramount. As always, we appreciate the support of our fans, family, and friends, and wish everyone affected by this virus a speedy recovery.

This is the third report in the last few hours after the announcements of the Denver Nuggets and the Philadelphia76ers.

However, while the Nuggets and the Sixers don’t specify if their cases involve players, the report about the Lakers clarifies that the positive tests belong to NBA athletes.

So far, eight of the NBA’s 30 clubs have undergone team-wide testing. The teams that are publicly known are the Jazz, Thunder, Raptors, Nets, Lakers, Celtics, and Sixers.