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NBA’s Udonis Haslem slams Florida spring breakers: ‘Keep your a– at home’

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Power forward Udonis Haslem of the NBA‘s Miami Heat took aim at Florida spring breakers who were seen partying in Miami this month amid the growing coronavirus pandemic.

Their carefree attitude toward the deadly virus and lack of social distancing rubbed Haslem the wrong way, specifically a video where one college kid announced: “If I get corona, I get corona, bro.”

“This ain’t about me. It ain’t about you. This thing is about us,” Haslem wrote in the Players Tribune on Wednesday. “This virus is going to affect everybody, especially the most vulnerable. So if you got a nice, stable environment? Keep your a** home.”

“This virus is going to affect everybody, especially the most vulnerable. So if you got a nice, stable environment? Keep your a** home.”

— Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat

MIAMI-DADE MAYOR ‘VERY DISAPPOINTED’ TO SEE PEOPLE PARTYING ON BOATS AMID CORONAVIRUS SHUTDOWN

The virus is known to travel from person to person within six feet and can spread without symptoms being present, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

With many spring breakers partying in close proximity, they had the potential to be carriers and spread the virus to someone more vulnerable in the city or elsewhere.

“The people growing up in the real Miami? They’re as vulnerable during this crisis as anybody,” Haslem wrote.

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Miami Heat forward Udonis Haslem, center, battles Washington Wizards forward Trevor Booker, left, and center Marcin Gortat, April 14, 2014, in Washington. (Associated Press)

Miami Dade and Broward counties in South Florida together account for more than 1,000 of the state’s 2,484 cases, according to data from the Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. At least 29 people have died from the virus in Florida.

Most of the spring breakers in Miami visited the notorious South Beach, which Haslem said isn’t a true representation of what the city is all about, as many are struggling in other neighborhoods — like Liberty City and Overtown.

He echoed concerns about the partiers from out of town possibly infecting others, including the poverty-stricken residents of the city.

“It’s funny — these kids fly down to places like South Beach for a couple days to party, and they think that’s Miami,” he said. “But they’ve never seen the real Miami.”

Haslem has spent 17 years in the NBA defending the court in Miami. In the essay, Haslem used his words to defend others in his community.

He didn’t hold back when writing about the severity of the growing pandemic, and how the carefree attitude of certain teens and young adults could potentially place others at risk.

“This ain’t your f***ing beach, bruh,” he wrote. “This is not your spring break. This sh** is real life — and come to think of it, it’s more than even that. This sh** is life and death.”

“This sh** is real life — and come to think of it, it’s more than even that. This sh** is life and death.”

— Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat

FLORIDA GOVERNOR CALLS OUT SPRING BREAKERS FOR IGNORING CORONAVIRUS WARNINGS: ‘THAT’S NOT WHAT WE WANT’

Some Florida college students have already tested positive after traveling together during spring break, although it wasn’t clear what areas they visited.

“I can’t tell you what’s going to happen with the coronavirus,” Haslem wrote. “I’m not a public health expert. But I am a certified O.G., and I’m definitely qualified to tell you about what’s going to happen in these streets with so much of the economy shut down. If people don’t take this situation seriously and pull together as a nation, millions of kids are going to suffer.”

“If people don’t take this situation seriously and pull together as a nation, millions of kids are going to suffer.”

— Udonis Haslem, Miami Heat

Some of Haslem’s Miami Heat teammates came to his defense on social media after the passionate essay, with former NBA All-Star Goran Dragić calling him “Our captain.”

Meanwhile, the 22-year-old who made the “If I get corona” comment, apologized on Instagram on Sunday.

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“I can’t apologize enough to the people I’ve offended and the lives I’ve insulted,” he said. “I’m not asking for your forgiveness or pity. I want to use this as motivation to become a better person, a better son, a better friend, and a better citizen.”

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Pennsylvania supermarket says coughing ‘prank’ prompts trashing of $35G in produce, other items

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A grocery store in Pennsylvania says it was forced to trash an estimated $35,000 in produce and other items Wednesday after a customer coughed all over them amid growing concerns over the coronavirus pandemic.

The woman came into Gerrity’s Supermarket in Hanover Township around 2:20 p.m. and “proceeded to purposely cough” on the store’s fresh produce as well as a small section of its bakery, meat case, and grocery shelves, according to the store’s co-owner Joe Fasula.

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He described it as a “twisted prank.”

“While there is little doubt this woman was doing it as a very twisted prank, we will not take any chances with the health and well-being of our customers,” Fasula said. “We estimate the value to be well over $35,000.”

Fasula said the mystery cougher isn’t believed to be infected and was labeled “a chronic problem in the community” by police. He added that the woman hadn’t been in the store before and police were contacted after employees got her out as fast as possible.

The case has been “escalated” to the District Attorney’s Office, which will be pursuing criminal charges, he said.

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Hanover police later announced in a news release that the suspect was identified and was undergoing a mental health evaluation at a local hospital. Criminal charges will also be filed, per the department.

Fasula said the store was working closely with Hanover’s local health inspector to identify every area the suspect was in. The co-owner added they disposed of the products before “thoroughly” cleaning and disinfecting everything.

“I am also absolutely sick to my stomach about the loss of food,” Fasula said. “While it is always a shame when food is wasted, in these times when so many people are worried about the security of our food supply, it is even more disturbing.”

“I am also absolutely sick to my stomach about the loss of food. While it is always a shame when food is wasted, in these times when so many people are worried about the security of our food supply, it is even more disturbing.”

— Joe Fasula, co-owner, Gerrity’s Supermarket

He said the “only silver lining to this travesty” is that the incident allowed the store to test its safety protocols. More than 15 employees were involved in disposal and clean-up efforts, he said.

In the end, he called it “a very challenging day.”

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The website for Gerrity’s Supermarkets says it has nine locations throughout Pennsylvania. As of early Thursday the state had nearly 1,300 cases of the virus and 15 deaths.

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Montana Fish, Wildlife agency converts social distancing into ‘fishtancing’

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Montana may be the third-lowest state in terms of population density in the U.S., but it hasn’t stopped its Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department from coming up with unique ways to recommend social distancing to its residents amid the coronavirus outbreak.

The department has converted the recommended six-feet social distancing rule — intended to limit the spread of COVID-19 — into social “fishtancing” — expressing the gap in terms of the lengths of several varieties of fish.

For example, the recommended gap equals “4 trout,” “2 shovelnose sturgeon,” “1 paddlefish” or “1 fishing rod” measurements, according to a Twitter post by the government agency.

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“If you do go out, please remember to recreate responsibly,” the government agency said. “This is Montana FWP’s fisheries recommended 6′ of safe social distancing. #406feet #COVID19MT #Fishtancing.”

Users on Twitter shared their amusement with the unique fish guidelines during a worrisome time for most people in the U.S.

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“Had no idea that a paddlefish was that big – thanks for the chart – it’s fascinating,” one user wrote.

“I lived along Rattlesnake Creek during graduate school in Missoula. Would’ve been more like 8 trout,” another replied.

Montana is known for its agriculture, scenery, great outdoors and areas like Glacier National Park.

Although parks in the state remain open, Montana State Parks visitor centers and offices are closed, in keeping up with COVID-19 guidelines.

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Schools in the state are also closed.

Montana Gov. Steve Bullock, a Democrat, declared a state of emergency March 12. He activated a Coronavirus Task Force on March 3 to help combat the spread before cases were announced in the state.

Montana has recorded 65 cases of the virus, although no deaths have been reported so far.

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Coronavirus deaths in the US tops 1,000

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U.S. deaths from the coronavirus pandemic topped 1,000 on Wednesday night as all 50 states have reported confirmed cases of the disease.

New York City is currently the U.S. epicenter of the virus, with over 20,000 cases and 280 deaths. Over a quarter of all deaths in the country have occurred in the city.

President Trump implored Congress to move on critical coronavirus aid without further delay. Senate leaders were trying to overcome late objections to a $2 trillion economic rescue package to ease the financial pain of the pandemic.

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Worldwide, the death toll climbed past 21,000, according to a running count kept by Johns Hopkins University. The number of dead in the U.S. rose to 1,041 as of late Wednesday, with nearly 70,000 infections.

The Associated Press contributed to this report

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Michigan AG targets ‘Coronavirus Defender Patch’ in cease-and-desist letters

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Marketers of the “Coronavirus Defender Patch,” a product touted as helping to protect users from getting the virus, were sent cease-and-desist letters Tuesday by Michigan‘s attorney general.

“Providing consumers with a false sense of security that these patches could somehow protect them from this virus is simply wrong,” Attorney General Dana Nessel said in a statement. “I will not tolerate deceptive and misleading business practices at any time, but especially not during this time of uncertainty surrounding Michigan’s battle with COVID-19.”

Frequency Apps Corp. and Biores Technologies Inc. allegedly claim the patch will “help aid the immune system to defend itself against exposure to the virus” and “can help lessen the effect of the virus if you already have [it],” the statement from Nessel’s office said.

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The attorney general called those claims “deceptive and misleading,” during a time when people are looking for ways to protect themselves from the virus.

“I will not tolerate deceptive and misleading business practices at any time, but especially not during this time of uncertainty surrounding Michigan’s battle with COVID-19.” 

— Danna Nessel, Michigan attorney general

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Dana Nessel speaks in Ann Arbor, Mich., Aug. 15, 2017. (Associated Press)

As of Tuesday afternoon, Michigan had seen 1,791 cases of the virus and 24 deaths.

The companies have 10 days to agree not to sell or market the patches to customers in Michigan and provide contact information for everyone who purchased the $49.99 product.

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The cease-and-desist letter was sent as COVID-19-related price-gouging complaints filed to the office neared 1,600.

“As of 7 a.m. today, the Attorney General’s office had received a total of 1,578 complaints of price-gouging related to COVID-19, which includes 649 complaints filed electronically through the office’s Consumer Protection website and 929 complaints taken by telephone,” the release added.

The Consumer Protection tip line had an average increase of 200 calls per day between March 16-20, which occurred during extended hours of operation last week.

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Consumers who have complaints about other products may call the Consumer Protection tip line at 877-765-8388.

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What are the levels of severity for coronavirus and how does pneumonia impact the body?

The severity of the novel coronavirus can differ from person to person.

The disease is also known to cause mild, cold-like symptoms for 80 percent of those infected, with most people who test positive recovering over time, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Over 86,000 people have also recovered from COVID-19 out of roughly 245,000 global cases since the virus was first reported in December, according to Johns Hopkins.

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Over 10,000 people have died from the virus, which can cause severe illnesses for the elderly or people with preexisting health conditions. Those types of severe illnesses usually feature pneumonia.

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A laboratory technician prepares COVID-19 patient samples for semi-automatic testing at Northwell Health Labs, Wednesday, March 11, 2020, in Lake Success, N.Y. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration has approved faster testing protocols as the viral outbreak continues to spread worldwide. For most people, the new coronavirus causes only mild or moderate symptoms. For some it can cause more severe illness. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)

What are the levels of severity for COVID-19 and how does pneumonia impact the body?

Professor John Wilson, a respiratory physician and former president of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians, told the Guardian that people who catch COVID-19 can be placed into four broad categories.

The first category is the least serious. He says it involves people who are “sub-clinical,” which means they have the virus, but it’s not serious enough to present observable symptoms.

The second involves people who have an infection in the upper respiratory tract. He says they include a “fever and a cough and maybe milder symptoms like headache or conjunctivitis.”

Wilson describes the third group as people who develop flu-like symptoms.

The fourth and most severe group are those who develop severe illnesses, according to the Guardian. These cases are more likely to result in death and Wilson says they normally feature pneumonia.

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Approximately 14 percent of people in China experienced severe disease and 5 percent were critically ill, the WHO reported. The majority of those cases consisted of the elderly and people with preexisting health conditions.

In the U.S., the fatality rate from COVID-19 is between 10 to 27 percent for people 85 and over, followed by 3 to 11 percent among people aged 65 to 84 years old, according to a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study released on Wednesday. The virus has killed 1 to 3 percent of infected people between the ages of 55 to 64.

The study found that less than one percent of people aged 20 to 54 years old have died from the novel coronavirus, and no fatalities were reported in people aged 19 and under.

How does pneumonia impact the body?

When people with the novel coronavirus develop a cough and fever, Wilson says this is because the infection has reached air passages that conduct air between the lungs and outside — known as the respiratory tree, according to the Guardian.

When that respiratory tree becomes injured it inflames and irritates the nerves. It gets worse when the infection goes into the gas exchange units which can pour inflammatory material into the air sacs at the bottom of our lungs.

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He says those inflamed air sacs cause an “outpouring of inflammatory material into the lungs” which results in pneumonia — an inflammatory condition of the lungs.

“It’s important to remember that no matter how healthy and active you are, your risk for getting pneumonia increases with age,” said Christine Jenkins, chair of Lung Foundation Australia, according to the Guardian Australia. “This is because our immune system naturally weakens with age, making it harder for our bodies to fight off infections and diseases.”

Jenkins says COVID-19 pneumonia is typically more severe because it tends to affect both lungs. She added that pneumonia used to be one of the main causes of death in the elderly before antibiotic and oxygen-related treatment.

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However, Jenkins says there’s nothing to stop people from getting COVID-19 related pneumonia and there’s also no “established treatment” for it, according to the paper.

“People are already trialing all sorts of medications and we’re hopeful that we might discover that there are various combinations of viral and anti-viral medications that could be effective,” she said. “At the moment there isn’t any established treatment apart from supportive treatment, which is what we give people in intensive care.”

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Catholic churches ordered to close across Rome due to coronavirus

Catholic churches in Rome were ordered to close on Thursday to help limit the spread of coronavirus that has killed over 1,000 people across Italy.

More than 900 historic churches across the city will stay closed until Italy’s required ban on public gatherings expires on April 3, according to Cardinal Angelo De Donatis, Pope Francis’ vicar for the city’s archdiocese.

“We are living in a very serious health situation each one of us is asked to have the utmost attention, because any imprudence in observing health measures could harm other people,” De Donatis said.

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Police officers wearing masks patrol an empty St. Peter’s Square at the Vatican, Wednesday, March 11, 2020. Pope Francis held his weekly general audience in the privacy of his library as the Vatican implemented Italy’s drastic coronavirus lockdown measures, barring the general public from St. Peter’s Square and taking precautions to limit the spread of infections in the tiny city state. (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

Masses had already been canceled because of the deadly outbreak. The unprecedented decree now forgoes the obligation of Catholics in the archdiocese to attend Mass on Sundays over the next three weeks, according to Reuters.

The Vatican has already shut down St Peter’s Square and St Peter’s Basilica while allowing only a small number of oratories in convents and monasteries to remain open.

Donatis added that “access to religious buildings of any kind open to the public, is forbidden to all the faithful,” according to Crux Now.

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The move follows the decision by Italy’s Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte on Wednesday night to close nearly all stores except for pharmacies and food markets as part of Italy’s nationwide lockdown involving the country’s 60 million people.

Pope Francis canceled his two public appearances this week and conducted his most recent Sunday blessing from inside the Vatican — instead of his balcony, according to the news organization.

He tested negative for the coronavirus last week after falling ill with a cough, chills and other flu-like symptoms, the Il Messaggero newspaper reported.

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The coronavirus death toll in Italy rose by 189 over the past 24 hours, an increase of 23 percent, the country’s Civil Protection Agency said on Thursday. 1,016 have now died in the country.

The total number of confirmed cases in the country increased to 15,113.

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PGA Tour cancels Players Championship, other events amid coronavirus fears

The PGA Tour said Thursday it was canceling The Players Championship and at least three subsequent tournaments — following the lead of nearly every other major sports league in the U.S. in calling off competitions amid the coronavirus outbreak.

“It is with regret that we are announcing the cancellation of THE PLAYERS Championship,” the tour said in a statement. “We have also decided to cancel all PGA TOUR events – across all of our Tours – in the coming weeks, through the Valero Texas Open.”

Also shut down were the Valspar Championship scheduled for next week near Tampa, Fla., the Dell Match Play in Austin, Texas, and the Valero Texas Open in San Antonio.

The surprise decision came roughly 10 hours after commissioner Jay Monahan initially said the Players Championship — considered golf’s fifth major — would go on as scheduled this weekend near Jacksonville, Fla., but without fans.

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“PGA TOUR events – across all Tours – will currently proceed as scheduled, but will do so without fans,” Monahan said earlier in the day.

The Players Championship, held annually at the Tournament  Players Club at Sawgrass draws thousands of fans from around the world to watch golf’s most famous players compete on one of the sport’s biggest stages. Fans and players had already participated in the first round of the tournament in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla., but will now have to make other plans and travel arrangements.

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Cameron Champ, Nate Lashley, Kevin Tway and their caddies, walk the 17th green, during the first round of The Players Championship golf tournament Thursday, March 12, 2020 in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Associated Press)

The Valero Open was to be the last tournament before the Masters, which is set to begin in April.

“We have pledged from the start to be responsible, thoughtful and transparent with our decision process,” the tour added. “We did everything possible to create a safe environment for our players in order to continue the event throughout the weekend, and we were endeavoring to give our fans a much-needed respite from the current climate. But at this point – and as the situation continues to rapidly change – the right thing to do for our players and our fans is to pause.”

When asked why play was originally allowed when other sports had shut down altogether, Monahan cited the outdoor environment.

“If you look at our venues, obviously we’re an outdoor sport, we’re not in a stadium, and here this week at TPC Sawgrass our players are making their way over 400 acres,” Monahan told reporters Thursday.

“You’ve got 144 players here and over the course of a round our players generally do socially distance themselves, we felt like by taking this step to address the problem with our fans, we’re in a position where we can continue to operate the events as of right now. There are other circumstances that led to the decisions that those leagues made that are unique to those leagues that we’re not currently faced with.”

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Monahan said he spoke with President Trump and Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis before the original fan ban was made. He said they were supportive of the precautionary measures taken.

“This is a difficult situation, one with consequences that impact our players, fans and the communities in which we play,” Monahan added. “We’ve had a team in place that has been carefully monitoring and assessing the situation and its implications for several weeks. We’ve weighed all the options”

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PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan speaks at a news conference at The Players Championship golf tournament, March 12, 2020, in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. (Associated Press)

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Golfer Rory McIlroy said it was a “scary time” and that the tour made a step in the right direction by eliminating fans. But he said it would take only one player or caddie to test positive for the virus for the tour to go to the next step.

“We need to shut it down then,” he said without hesitation. “I think for us to keep playing on tour, we all — the tour players and people that are involved — need to get tested.”

The Associated Press contributed to this story.

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Colorado deputy escapes mountain lion attack; big cat shot and killed

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A mountain lion was fatally shot after attacking a civilian and deputy at an RV park in Colorado on Wednesday.

The big cat was captured on video nearly sinking its jaws into the neck of the deputy in Larimer County before members of law enforcement converged and the animal was kicked off.

Witness Gregory Scot Paul was able to capture the encounter from inside a trailer after the big cat jumped on the deputy.

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“My heart goes out to her,” Paul told the Loveland Reporter-Herald. “If she hadn’t put her arm up, it would probably would have gotten to her neck.”

Both the deputy and civilian were transported from the scene with non-life threatening injuries, according to the paper.

The mountain lion was later killed by a Colorado Parks and Wildlife officer. Multiple gunshots shots could be heard in the video after the deputy was freed.

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The deputy’s name has yet to be released by the Sheriff’s Office.

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Much of Colorado is described as “prime mountain lion country,” according to the Colorado Parks and Wildlife. There are estimated to be between 3,000 to 7,000 mountain lions in the state.

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Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert joked about coronavirus before reportedly being diagnosed

Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert, whose positive coronavirus test prompted the NBA to suspend its season, was seen joking about the disease on Monday, according to multiple reports.

The NBA player was captured on video touching tape recorders and microphones at the end of an interview session just two days before he tested preliminarily positive for the virus, which ESPN reported on Wednesday night.

“That’s OK…Thank you,” one person in the room could be heard saying to Gobert after he touched the recording devices.

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The team had moved shootaround availability from the court to its media room as part of the coronavirus response. Gobert had just finished discussing that situation before his actions, according to a tweet from Eric Walden of the Salt Lake Tribune.

“We were being told to keep 6-8 feet away from them on the assumption that we might infect a player,” said Andy Larsen of the Tribune. “I thought it was Rudy thumbing his nose at the separation between us.”

Gobert’s positive test — which has yet to be officially confirmed by the NBA — occurred just before the Jazz were set to play against the Oklahoma City Thunder on Wednesday. Both teams were pulled off the court and the game was postponed, according to an NBA statement.

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

A public announcer at the game said the decision to postpone the contest was made “due to unforeseen circumstances.”

The NBA said teams that played the Jazz in the last 10 days should self-quarantine. The Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, Boston Celtics, Detroit Pistons and Toronto Raptors were Utah’s opponents since March 2.

Members of the Thunder left the arena without being tested for COVID-19, while Jazz team buses were seen leaving the Chesapeake Energy Arena in Oklahoma City early on Thursday morning, according to Royce Young of ESPN.

Jazz players will be reportedly staying at a hotel in the city and making travel plans to Utah pending the results of their virus testing.

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Gobert was previously listed on the team’s injury report as “questionable” with an illness. The team had released a statement on Wednesday night saying a player had “tested negative for influenza, strep throat, and an upper respiratory infection” that morning.

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“The individual’s symptoms diminished over the course of today, however, in a precautionary measure, and in consultation and cooperation with NBA medical staff and Oklahoma health officials, the decision was made to test for COVID-19,” they added.

Gobert was drafted 27th overall by the Denver Nuggets in the 2013, before being traded to the Jazz on draft night.

He represents the French national team during international basketball competitions and won back to back NBA Defensive Player of the Year awards in 2018 and 2019.

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COVID-19 has infected 126,254 people around the globe, including 1,312 in the U.S. as of Thursday morning. Over 4,637 people have died from the virus.

Fox News’ Morgan Phillips contributed to this report

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