NBA Suspends Season After Player Tests Positive for Coronavirus

NBA Suspends Season After Player Tests Positive for Coronavirus

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THURSDAY, March 12, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- The NBA season has been suspended after a player tested positive for the coronavirus.

The decision was announced Wednesday after a Utah Jazz player was found to have the coronavirus. The player is under the care of Oklahoma City health officials, CNN reported.

"The NBA is suspending gameplay following the conclusion of tonight's schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic," the league said in a statement.

The player's test result was reported before the cancellation of Wednesday night's game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder. The league said the player wasn't at the game, CNN reported.

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