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The NBA agrees to reduce the quarantine period for COVID-19

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The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have agreed on the modifications that will directly affect the health and safety protocols in force for COVID-19. As reported by the media ESPN, the main novelty will be the reduction of the mandatory period of confinement in a positive case.

The memorandum, which has been distributed this Monday to all franchises, includes that all those players, members of the staff Technician or referees who test positive for the virus will have to be quarantined for six days instead of the ten days set until then. Similarly, two negative tests with a difference of at least 24 hours will also allow to exit the protocols.

This league-player agreement comes at a time when cases are multiplying at an alarming rate. A total of 172 players have entered the health and safety protocols in the last two weeks, including a maximum of 24 this Sunday (here the list with all the cases currently active), as shown ESPN.

This reduction in quarantine time is expected to immediately affect the status of many players already on such protocols. A measure that will relieve many franchises that have been forced to make last minute hires and load their squads with players from the Development League.

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