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4 TNT players test positive for COVID-19, games postponed

Beatrice Go
4 TNT players test positive for COVID-19, games postponed

ISOLATED. TNT is subject for a COVID-19 retest.

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The PBA postpones the games of Terrafirma vs Alaska and TNT vs Magnolia

The PBA announced that it will be postponing two games after four TNT players turned up positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, July 20.

“Four TNT Tropang Giga players have returned tests that were either positive or needs to be confirmed for COVID-19 under government approved league protocols,” the PBA said in a statement.

“They are now isolated and will be tested again. The rest of the team who tested negative are also isolated and will be retested.”

The league is rescheduling the games of Terrafirma Dyip vs Alaska Aces and TNT Tropang Giga vs Magnolia Hotshots, that were originally scheduled on Wednesday, July 21.

Though all Terrafirma players tested negative for COVID-19, they are subjected to isolation after facing TNT last Saturday, July 17.

TNT triumphed over the Dyip, 86-79, to kick off their season campaign.

The PBA revised Wednesday’s schedule to Phoenix and Northport at 3 pm, followed by Alaska vs Magnolia at 6 pm.

The 46th season of the PBA opened on Friday, July 16 in the Ynares Sports Arena. –

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Beatrice Go

More commonly known as Bee, Beatrice Go is a multimedia sports reporter for Rappler, who covers Philippine sports governance, national teams, football, and the UAAP. Stay tuned for her news and features on Philippine sports and videos like the Rappler Athlete’s Corner and Rappler Sports Timeout.