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NBA reduces quarantine period for players

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The NBA cut this Monday from 10 to six days the minimum quarantine period for players that give positive by covid-19, provided they are vaccinated and are asymptomatic, US media reported on Monday.

The North American Basketball League I had been negotiating this measure with the players association (NBPA) for days and this Monday he made it known in a memorandum sent to his teams, reported the sports network ESPN.

In your update of anti-virus protocols, The NBA maintains that a player can return to the courts earlier if he tests negative in two covid-19 tests separated by at least 24 hours.

The league going through an unprecedented wave of covid-19 which has quarantined nearly 200 players and six coaches this month alone, and led to a nine-game suspension.

The 97% of NBA players are vaccinated and 65% of them have received the booster dose, as reported last week by commissioner Adam Silver, who specified that more than 90% of recent cases are due to the omicron variant.

To face the wave of infections, on Sunday a reinforcement of the prevention protocols was launched whereby, until January 8, the league will administer daily tests to all players and staff, with the exception of those who have received the booster vaccine or recently had the disease.

Up to now fully vaccinated players were not tested regular this season.

The decision to cut quarantines was announced by the NBA coinciding with an announcement in the same vein by the US health authorities.



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