Kevin Durant has become the seventh NBA player to test positive for coronavirus COVID-19.
Kevin Durant tests positive for coronavirus: What we know
In a week that’s been quite eventful, the news of Brooklyn Nets’ Kevin Durant being infected of coronavirus has spread like wildfire on social media.
Durant, who is nursing a long-term torn Achilles tendon, came forward after it was revealed that at least four players from the Nets’ basketball team tested positive for coronavirus.
Speaking with The Athletic‘s Shams Charania, Durant was optimistic about the future, calling on people to “take care of yourself and quarantine.”
“Everyone be careful. We’re going to get through this,” he said.
In a statement, the New York basketball team announced that staff members and players have been asked to remain isolated.
“The organization is currently notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting. All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff. The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible,” the team wrote.
When will the NBA resume?
The NBA hopes to resume with the league in June, on the condition that the spread of coronavirus is halted and infections are reduced.
Fans took to social media to show Durant support, as he becomes the third high-profile celebrity to test positive for coronavirus.
On Sunday, the internet was ruptured by the news that Hollywood star Idris Elba got infected with the virus.
The star is currently in self-isolation and fortunately, he was asymptomatic when the virus was detected, offering him a greater chance at recovery.
Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, have also been released from isolation and confirmed that they have recovered from the virus.
On a global scale, coronavirus has infected more than 165 000 people and holds a death toll that exceeds 6 600.