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The Coronavirus Is Now A Pandemic: How It Has Impacted Sports And Travel

The Coronavirus Is Now A Pandemic: How It Has Impacted Sports And Travel

Nothing gets you prepared for what seems like the apocalypse, not even after watching all 10 seasons of The Walking Dead.

The COVD-19 virus also known as the corona virus has begun making its way across the globe as numerous reports of infected individuals in the US have started to come out.

Notably, Forrest Gump actor Tom Hanks (age) & wife Rita Wilson who have been affected and released a statement:

The NBA has also suspended its NBA season as a result of Utah Jazz player Rudy Gobert who tested positive ahead of the OKC Utah game that was scheduled to take place on Wednesday with his teammate Donovan Mitchell testing positive on Thursday.

The league issued the statement :

“The NBA announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for COVID-19. The test result was reported shortly prior to the tip-off of tonight’s game between the Jazz and Oklahoma City Thunder at Chesapeake Energy Arena. At that time, tonight’s game was canceled. The affected player was not in the arena,” the league said in a statement. “The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice. The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

President Donald Trump on Wednesday announced in a rare address from the Oval Office a 30-day ban on foreign visitors from most of Europe in an effort to curb the spread of the coronavirus saying,

“We made a life-saving move with early action on China, now we must take the same action with Europe,” Trump said in an 11-minute televised address, referencing his February decision to restrict travel from China, where the virus began. “Smart action today will prevent the spread of the virus tomorrow.”

Today the NCAA has also canceled its conference tournaments and other leagues like MLS and MLB suspending their seasons to control the spread of the coronavirus.

Health officials are staying that most people with the virus only suffer mild symptoms such as fever and cough but should be quarantined for at least 14 days

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