National Basketball Association suspends season due to COVID-19 concerns
Friday, March 13, 2020
On Wednesday, the United States' National Basketball Association (NBA) suspended its professional basketball season due to concerns regarding COVID-19. The NBA's decision followed a player testing positive for the COVID-19 virus.
The NBA did not release the identity of the player in question in its announcement. They did say he was not present atin , where the were to play against the .
According to its press release, the NBA was "suspending game play following the conclusion of [Wednesday's] schedule of games until further notice." The Jazz's game was cancelled, as was another NBA game Wednesday between the NBC News.and the . Other games scheduled for Wednesday were still held, according to
The United States' other major basketball organization, the, which runs college basketball, has cancelled its own tournament, , for both men's and women's leagues.
According to, as of Wednesday, there were at least 1,279 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States. reported there were at least 118,381 cases worldwide.
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