Second Utah Jazz Player Tests Positive for COVID-19

March 16, 2020 by

Donovan Mitchell, shooting guard for the Utah Jazz NBA team, has contracted COVID-19. This news comes in the wake of his teammate Rudy Gobert contracting coronavirus.

Gobert was the first player to test positive and behaved carelessly in the locker room, touching his fellow players and their belongings even though he had been warned about how serious the situation is. This cavalier attitude didn’t end with his teammates, either, and the player was spotted purposely touching audio recorders and microphones on the podium during a recent media session.

Gobert has gone on to apologise for his actions, saying that he’s sincerely sorry for how he behaved. He explained that he had no idea that he was infected and vows to learn from his behaviour and do better going forward.

Mitchell has taken to Instagram to thank everyone for reaching out to him since the news broke.

He stated that everyone is still learning about how to behave appropriately and expressed a wish that he hopes people will continue to educate themselves, since they’re not just looking out for themselves but after the health of those around them, too.

The League recently announced that the current NBA season will be suspended after the Utah Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder game got postponed when Gobert tested positive. This was the first of two games that got cancelled, the other one being between the New Orleans Pelicans and the Sacramento Kings. The League has told all teams that have played in Utah in the last 20 days to self-quarantine.

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