Raptors test negative for coronavirus, one result pending

Agence France-Presse
Raptors test negative for coronavirus, one result pending


The Toronto Raptors continue to practice health protocols as the reigning champions recently saw action with two Jazz players who contracted the virus



LOS ANGELES, USA – The majority of the reigning NBA champion Toronto Raptors tested negative for the new coronavirus, but there is still one result pending from the medical examinations that were done in Canada, the club announced on Friday, March 13.

The team said they were still waiting on the test results of one person. They did not name the individual and didn’t provide any details.

The team decided to do the testing on Wednesday in Toronto after the Raptors played Monday in Utah against the Jazz, whose players Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell both tested positive for COVID-19.

“All of the members of the travel party who were tested on Wednesday in Toronto have received their results, and they are all currently negative,” a Raptors spokesman said in a news release.

“These results will not affect our protocols, however. Those asked to self-isolate by Toronto Public Health will continue to do so.

“We will all practice social distancing and good hand hygiene, and – most importantly – carefully monitor our health.

“We continue to be in close contact with public health authorities and infectious disease experts, and are very grateful for their guidance. As always, we appreciate the support of our fans, families, and friends.”

The Raptors beat the Jazz 101-92 for their fourth consecutive win.

The NBA suspended its season Wednesday “for at least 30 days” after France’s Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. – Rappler.com


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