Steph Curry Diagnosed with Seasonal Flu but Is Not Showing Signs of Coronavirus
After a brief scare, the team physician of the Golden State Warriors, Dr. Robert Nied, confirmed that Stephen Curry has no symptoms of the Coronavirus, just seasonal flu.
After what must have been a tense few days for fans and especially the family of the talented Warriors star, the team has confirmed that the player has no signs of the COVID-19 virus.
Fans of the player who has been sidelined for a lengthy period due to injury will now have to wait for an undisclosed time before seeing Steph back on the court after he was diagnosed with seasonal flu.
He was diagnosed with seasonal flu ahead of the Warriors game against the Philadelphia 76ers and will have to sit out the game.
Team physician Dr. Robert Nied confirmed the news on Twitter, stating that tests were carried out on the player, and he showed no signs of the deadly Coronavirus. The released statement read:
"This morning Stephen Curry was diagnosed with influenza A by a positive viral testing."
Coach Steve Kurr of the Warriors also spoke to reporters and confirmed that Curry only had the flu. He continued by stating that despite this good news, the NBA player and his team were taking the threat of the Coronavirus outbreak seriously.
On the part of the Warriors, they announced on Friday that they would be adding more cleaning staff to events. Also, they would be equipping elevator attendants with sanitizers for doors and door handles.
In just under three months, more than 3,300 deaths have been recorded from the deadly virus.
Stephen Curry status update: pic.twitter.com/FmqQm5xxl2— Warriors PR (@WarriorsPR) March 7, 2020
Meanwhile, the NBA has also set a Tuesday deadline for all its franchises to have precautionary measures in place.
There is also a possible contingency plan by the NBA to have its teams play without fans in the arena. A news LA Lakers superstar, LeBron James, isn't so pleased with. Reacting to the news, he told reporters:
"I ain't playing. If I ain't got the fans in the crowd, that's who I play for. I play for my teammates, the fans, that's what it's all about."
The COVID-19 virus is fast becoming a global threat, and already countries like Italy have ordered for football matches to be played behind closed doors.
In just under three months, more than 3,300 deaths have been recorded from the deadly virus, and at least 97,000 people are said to have been infected throughout more than 85 countries, as of March 5.
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The United States also has been hit by the virus, and the statistics are beginning to give authorities sleepless nights as they try to contain its spread.
As of March 8, NBC News reports that there are 446 confirmed cases of the virus. In total, there are 19 deaths (16 in Washington state, 2 in Florida and 1 in California) recorded in the US.