Talk about doing something foolish and dangerous! With the major concern about the COVD-19 coronavirus outbreak and the ensuing hysteria, Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert playfully touched all of the microphones and phones from the media after participating at a press conference. (Yes, there’s video.)
A couple of days later, Gobert tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
Video shows Rudy Gobert, an NBA player who reportedly tested positive for coronavirus, touching microphones with his hands after speaking with reporters on Monday https://t.co/ekxauQo8KV pic.twitter.com/pd7Q9vJkCz
— CBS News (@CBSNews) March 12, 2020
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I want to thank everyone for the outpouring of concern and support over the last 24 hours. I have gone through so many emotions since learning of my diagnosis…mostly fear, anxiety, and embarrassment. The first and most important thing is I would like to publicly apologize to the people that I may have endangered. At the time, I had no idea I was even infected. I was careless and make no excuse. I hope my story serves as a warning and causes everyone to take this seriously. I will do whatever I can to support using my experience as way to educate others and prevent the spread of this virus . I am under great care and will fully recover. Thank you again for all your support. I encourage everyone to take all of the steps to stay safe and healthy. Love.
Gobert’s teammate, Donovan Mitchell, also tested positive for COVD-19. The NBA has suspended the season indefinitely.