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NBA Star Who Jokingly Touched All Reporters Mics, Gets Diagnosed With COVID-19 Days Later
Mar 13, 2020
Main image via Boston Globe, CNN International
The COVID-19 outbreak has been declared as a global pandemic but some people just don’t seem to be taking it seriously, like this NBA star that got diagnosed with the coronavirus.
27-year-old NBA star Rudy Gobert was recently diagnosed as the first active pro athlete in the United States with the coronavirus.
While it is unsure how or where he contracted the virus, he was reportedly making fun of the virus days before he was diagnosed by jokingly touching all the reporters mic on the media table after the interview.
The Utah Jazz player’s condition also caused NBA to suspend its games indefinitely as the world desperately searches for a vaccine for the virus.
Seconds before Thunder and Jazz were seconds away from tipping off, a medical staff rushed to the floor and talked to the referees and the NBA season was reported to be suspended after the players and staff were sent back to the locker rooms.
Rudy Gobert have taken to his social media account to apologies to the public and said, "at the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously."
"I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus ."
The death toll for the COVID-19 outbreak hit a total of 4953 as of 8am, 13 March 2020 with 128,352 cases in total.
The coronavirus outbreak should be taken seriously, so remember to always keep your hands clean at all times! Stay updated with the latest COVID-19 news here: https://en.syok.my/covid-19
Info via Boston Globe