The Los Angeles Lakers have decided to test their players for the coronavirus on Wednesday and recommend them to self-quarantine for a 14-day period, according to Brad Turner from the Los Angeles Times.
Sources: Lakers just had conference call with players and will be tested tomorrow for Coronavirus and will have 14 day self-quarantine.
— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) March 17, 2020
The decision comes as the Lakers’ last game before the season got suspended was a loss against the Brooklyn Nets and recently it was reported the there were four Nets’ players that tested positive for the virus, Kevin Durant amongst them.
The Lakers released a statement to address the situation.
“Given the exposure risks from our game against the Nets on March 10th, we are following the next steps of our COVID-19 procedures and protocol that are established in consultation with various health officials, the NBA and our UCLA Health doctors. The health and well-being of our players, staff, fans, and society in general, is of paramount importance to us, and will continue to be our focus.”
The number of players in the NBA that have tested positive is rising since Rudy Gobert’s diagnosis was revealed to the public, with the Nets players being the latest confirmations.