NBA stars Gobert and Mitchell cleared of coronavirus

Source: Xinhua| 2020-03-28 11:07:47|Editor: Xiang Bo
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WASHINGTON, March 27 (Xinhua) -- Utah Jazz players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell have officially recovered from coronavirus, the NBA side revealed on Friday.

The Jazz said in a statement that all its players and staff were cleared by the Utah Department of Health on Friday after finishing isolation and quarantine measures.

"In accordance with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and NBA recommendations, all players and staff will continue to practice social distancing while limiting time outside of their homes to essential activities. The Utah Department of Health has determined that all Jazz players and staff, regardless of prior testing status, no longer pose a risk of infection to others," the statement read.

Gobert was the first NBA player to test positive for the virus on March 11, which prompted the league to suspend its games indefinitely.

Several other NBA players have tested positive for the virus, including Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart, two unidentified Los Angeles Lakers players and Brooklyn Nets superstar Kevin Durant.

"Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We're going to get through this," Durant told local media earlier this month.

The Philadelphia 76ers also said three members of its organization have tested positive, while the Denver Nuggets said one staffer had contracted the virus.