NBA Make Protocols for Players Traveling Not with a Team
, Jakarta - On the eve of the arrival of NBA teams at the ESPN sports complex in Orlando, United States this week, the NBA has drawn up a series of special protocols for players who don't travel with their teams.
The protocol states that players must arrange their own travel plans if they miss the COVID-19 test scheduled two days before departure for Orlando, and if they have other interests.
Players who travel alone can choose modes of transportation, such as private cars, commercial aircraft or private planes. If you want to use a private car or plane, they must take the COVID-19 test twice before returning to compete in the field.
But if using commercial flights, then they have to do the test three times.
Meanwhile, for players who have tested positive for Corona last week, they will not be allowed to travel with their teams. The positive player must first perform independent isolation and undergo the COVID-19 test twice.
Thursday, July 2, 2020, the NBA announced there were 25 players who were positively exposed to the corona virus. The positive players included the Los Angeles Clippers, Denver Nuggets, Brooklyn Nets and Miami Heat teams.
A total of 22 NBA teams are scheduled to arrive in Orlando on Tuesday (7/7) and Thursday (9/7). While the regular NBA season will begin again on July 31, 2020.
Previously, the NBA had temporarily stopped the 2019-2020 season since March 11 after Utah player Rudy Gobert tested positive for COVID-19 .