It looks like the Covid-19 outbreak is more serious than we thought.
After Italy suspended
its Serie A football season earlier this week, another sporting league has also decided to suspend its season due to the pandemic.
Player tested positive
reported that the National Basketball Association (NBA) has suspended its season following games played on Thursday (12 March).
According to the report, the decision was made after the match between the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder was suspended mid-game.
The NBA said in a statement that a Utah Jazz player tested positive for coronavirus.
The player in question is center Rudy Gobert, a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year.
"The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19
"The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of tonight’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, tonight’s game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena."
The league also said that the season will be suspended indefinitely, and they will "use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic."
This came after fellow athlete Daniele Rugani, who plays football for Juventus FC, was tested positive
for the virus on Wednesday (11 March).
The football club announced that Rugani is currently being quarantined, along with all the people he has had contact with in recent weeks.