A month earlier than the National Basketball Association is ready to renew its novel coronavirus-shortened season, two key members of the league’s Brooklyn Nets franchise have examined constructive for the illness brought on by the virus.
The crew stated DeAndre Jordan and Spencer Dinwiddie examined constructive for COVID-19 since returning to the New York City borough final week for exercises on the crew’s apply facility.
Jordan issued a statement on Twitter confirming his prognosis and saying he wouldn’t be part of the crew when the NBA resumes the common season at Walt Disney World in Orlando, Florida on July 30.
Dinwiddie stated on Twitter that he’s nonetheless planning to be with the Nets in Orlando, however acknowledges that he’s “one of the cases that has various symptoms.”
Jordan and Dinwiddie are the newest NBA gamers to check constructive for COVID-19 since members of the 22 groups who’re in rivalry for the playoffs started reporting for exercises. NBA Commissioner Adam Silver introduced final Friday that 16 of 302 NBA gamers have examined constructive for COVID-19 since reporting again to their apply services. Four Nets gamers examined constructive again in March within the early days of the outbreak, together with All-Star Kevin Durant, who has been sidelined all season with a foot harm.
Florida is one among dozens of states who’ve skilled a dramatic surge of latest COVID-19 infections within the United States, which now stands at over 2.5 million folks with over 126,000 deaths. Many states have slowed or halted plans to reopen their economies to regular exercise, together with closing seashores and bars and cancelling plans to renew indoor eating at eating places.
Dr. Anne Schuchat, a number one infectious illness knowledgeable on the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, stated Monday the novel coronavirus is spreading too quick and throughout too many locations within the United States to convey it beneath management.
Dr. Schuchat known as the surge in new instances simply “the beginning,” and stated new instances usually are not being quickly recognized and remoted with correct contact tracing. She appealed to folks to put on masks, apply social distancing and to not count on any form of aid till there’s a vaccine.
The United States is predicted to be on the European Union’s checklist of nations whose residents are barred from touring there due to COVID-19. Diplomats say Brazil, India and Russia are additionally anticipated to be on the checklist due to their excessive variety of instances.
“This is not an exercise to be nice or unfriendly to other countries, this is an exercise of self-responsibility,” Spain’s international minister, Arancha Gonzalez Laya, informed Spanish radio.
EU diplomats say the checklist can be revised each 14 days.
President Donald Trump suspended most European vacationers from coming into the United States in March.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau stated the worst of the coronavirus outbreak is over in Canada however urged residents to remain alert.
“After a very challenging spring things are continuing to move in the right direction,” Trudeau stated Monday. “What the situation we’re seeing in the United States and elsewhere highlights for us is that even as our economy is reopening, we need to make sure we are continuing to remain vigilant.”
Non-essential border crossings between the United States and Canada are set to run out on July 21. But it’s unclear how Canada will react if the surge in instances within the U.S. continues.
Across the Atlantic, authorities in Britain have reimposed a sequence of lockdowns within the central metropolis of Leicester attributable to a resurgence of COVID-19 instances. Health Secretary Matt Hancock introduced Monday that faculties and all non-essential companies can be shut down within the metropolis of 350,000 this week, whereas urging folks to keep away from all non-essential journey out and in of Leicester. The lockdown of Leicester comes as Britain slowly begins to reopen its economic system from the height of its outbreak.
In New Zealand, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern introduced her nation will host subsequent 12 months’s Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) summit by the use of digital platforms, scrapping plans to bodily host the 21-member bloc in Auckland.
New Zealand has change into a global success story in its response to the pandemic, imposing strict lockdowns on the outset which have resulted in fewer than 1,200 confirmed infections and 22 deaths out of 5 million residents.
Ardern says calls by some politicians to reopen the Pacific nation’s borders to worldwide journey with the variety of infections rising world wide are “frankly dangerous.”