The whole coronavirus scare has affected so many people and functions around the nation.
No one is able to have a normal life anymore. This is one of them.
According to USA Today:
The NBA announced Wednesday night it is suspending its season after a Utah Jazz player preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).
The league said it is halting operations “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.”
While the league did not name the Jazz player in its news release, a person familiar with the situation confirmed it was Utah center Rudy Gobert. The person requested anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly because of the sensitive nature of the situation.
Earlier on Wednesday, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver and team owners conducted a conference call to discuss their next steps amid the growing coronavirus outbreak. The league was leaning toward playing games with essential personnel and no fans, but there was a small group of owners who pushed to suspend operations.
The league was expected to make its decision Thursday. The Gobert news forced the NBA to make an unprecedented move.
The quarantine period for those who believe they may have been exposed to COVID-19 is 14 days. Players on teams the Jazz have played in past 10 days have been asked to self-quarantine.
Gobert, who was listed as ill for Wednesday’s game against Oklahoma City, was not at the arena, but the test result was reported just before tip-off. The game was suspended.
I find it just absolutely insane that all these major functions have canceled or started canceling. It is just crazy!
Even Nascar has banned ecstatic customers to fill the seats at the stadium!