TSR Sports: The coronavirus pandemic is sweeping the nation, and causing all sorts of corporations and entities to close their doors to keep people safe. The latest association to shut down shop is the NBA.
In a tweet the basketball association says it will be suspending all games indefinitely, after Utah Jazz All-Star Rudy Robert has tested positive for coronavirus. And while Gobert was reportedly still feeling well enough to play, the NBA saw fit that games should not continue until further notice.
Sources say Gobert is feeling good, strong and stable — and was feeling strong enough to play tonight.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 12, 2020
The NBA released a statement saying:
“The NBA is suspending game play 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.”
NBA To Suspend Season Following Tonight’s Games pic.twitter.com/2PTx2fkLlW
— NBA (@NBA) March 12, 2020
The news comes shortly after Donald Trump addressed the nation in regards to the pandemic, and announced he is suspending all travel from Europe into the United States for the next 30 days.
Many schools and organizations have already decided to close their doors, and corporations are encouraging and/or requiring all employees to work from home.
As of now, there have been no updates about the severity of the virus, or how long it may take to come up with a cure. Medical experts, however, are encouraging everyone to take extra precautions to stay safe.