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NBA’s Gobert tests positive for coronavirus hours after he joked about disease

NBA star Rudy Gobert is the latest high ranking sportsperson to test positive for the deadly coronavirus.

Gobert, who turns out for Utah Jazz was confirmed to be ailing from the disease after being unwell for the last two days.

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The 27-year-old was a doubt for his side’s match-up with the Oklahoma City Thunder as he was rated “questionable.

” Bizarrely, results confirming he has coronavirus comes less than 48 hours after Gobert appeared to make fun of the global pandemic by touching all of the microphones at a press conference on Monday, March 9.

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It is believed Gobert pulled the stunt perhaps in wanting to show his fearlessness of the virus.

Footages of the incident which have since surfaced online show the basketball star later get up from his seat to leave the room.

He goes on to rush back to wipe his hands on the audio equipment before jogging out laughing.

And in response to Gobert’s positive test, NBA has announced indefinite suspension of the League starting Thursday, March 12.

The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic,” NBA said in a statement.

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Simon Kabutey
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