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Charles Barkley tests negative for coronavirus

Charles Barkley

CHICAGO, IL - FEBRUARY 16: TNT Analyst, Charles Barkley arrives to the arena during the 69th NBA All-Star Game as part of 2020 NBA All-Star Weekend on February 16, 2020 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2020 NBAE (Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/NBAE via Getty Images)

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A week-and-a-half ago, Charles Barkley felt sick – a scary proposition in the time of coronavirus.

Thankfully, he received good news.

Turner Sports:

Barkley did the responsible thing by self-quarantining while awaiting results. It’s important for all of us to socially distance as much as feasible. It’s essential for everyone with an unknown illness that even might be COVID-19 to isolate. Now that he knows he tested negative for coronavirus, Barkley can shift to the slightly lower level of distancing.

Hopefully, testing will become more widely available so more people can take these steps.