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Kevin Durant Is One of Four Brooklyn Nets Players Who Have Tested Positive for Coronavirus

Monica Otayza
Mar 18, 2020
07:22 A.M.
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Kevin Durant announces that he tested positive for Coronavirus, being one of four Brooklyn Nets players who received a positive diagnosis.                                      


Kevin Durant might be one of the biggest names in basketball, but even he wasn't spared from the Coronavirus pandemic, testing positive for it among three of his other teammates. This comes after a series of Utah Jazz players tested positive which led to the NBA season being put to a halt. 

At least seven NBA players have tested positive for the virus, and not everyone had symptoms. 



While he assured fans that he is feeling fine, Durant asked everyone to be careful and stay away from crowds, following the proposed self-quarantine measure put in place worldwide. He also revealed that he was asymptomatic and is in isolation. 

"Everyone be careful, take care of yourself and quarantine. We're going to get through this."



It seems a lot more are about to be considered "persons under monitoring," as they were spotted hanging out with Durant and the rest of the Brooklyn Nets players. A notable person that needs to be looked out for is Drake, who was spotted hanging out with the basketball player just days before he tested positive. 

At least seven NBA players have tested positive for the virus, and not everyone had symptoms. Shortly after Rudy Govert tested positive for the virus, his teammate Donovan Mitchell confirmed that he, too, tested positive. 



Mitchell stressed the importance of social responsibility during the pandemic, as it benefits others. He vowed to follow the advice of medical staff and urged everyone to be there for each other. 

"We are all learning more about the seriousness of this situation and hopefully people can continue to educate themselves and realize that they need to behave responsibly both for their own health and for the wellbeing of those around them."

Utah Jazz player Donovan Mitchell during a game against the Charlotte Hornets in November 2018. | Photo: Getty Images/GlobalImagesUkraine



The first NBA player who tested positive for COVID-19 was Rudy Gobert, who jokingly touched each microphone and recorder in front of him during a media conference on March 9, when he hadn't tested positive yet. Later, upon confirming that he indeed tested positive, he apologized for his actions as it may have endangered lives. 

We at AmoMama do our best to give you the most updated news regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, but the situation is constantly changing. We encourage readers to refer to the online updates from CDC, WHO, or Local Health Departments to stay updated. Take care! 


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