Toronto Raptors announce all players have tested negative for coronavirus

Mar 14 2020, 12:30 pm

The Toronto Raptors are seemingly safe from COVID-19, as a recent release from the team announced that all players who have been tested have received negative results.

The Raptors’ travel party went into self-isolation after it was discovered that Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert tested positive for coronavirus.

Gobert’s teammate, Donovan Mitchell, has since also tested positive for COVID-19. The NBA suspended its season shortly after Gobert’s positive results were announced.

The Raptors were in Utah for a game against the Jazz on Wednesday, and while Gobert wasn’t in the arena at the time, members of the Raptors were tested on Wednesdays “out of an abundance of caution.”

All tests have come back negative, though the March 13 release states that the travel party members will remain in self-isolation.

“We continue to be in close contact with public health authorities and infectious disease experts, and are very grateful for their guidance,” the release states.

“As always, we appreciate the support of our fans, families, and friends”

With coronavirus on the rise, Health Canada is reminding individuals who attend events and large gatherings to monitor their health for signs and symptoms of COVID-19. And if you’re not feeling well, they recommend staying home at this time. Also, due to unexpected cancellations, please check the event you plan to attend is still taking place. Keep up with COVID-19 news here.

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