Lakers update that all players ‘currently symptom-free of COVID-19'
Nearly two weeks ago, the Lakers announced that two of their players tested positive for the coronavirus. “Both players are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team’s physician... All players and members of the Lakers staff are being asked to continue to observe self-quarantine,” the Lakers said at that time.
On Tuesday, the team provided an update saying nobody on the team is showing any symptoms after a couple of weeks of quarantine.
“All Lakers players are currently symptom-free of COVID-19. The team will continue to follow the health and safety guidelines set by government officials, the Lakers and the NBA,” the statement said.
The Lakers’ players who tested positive were never publicly identified (in fitting with HIPAA regulations).
A total of 10 NBA players — plus five members of staff associated with teams — have tested positive for the virus that has upended life in the United States. None reportedly have had to be hospitalized. Players such as Marcus Smart and others have recovered and free from the virus.
The NBA remains suspended, with the league hoping to jump-start the playoffs in June, possibly with all the teams in one location.