COVID-19 hits Hollywood and the NBA

More news of the viral pandemic as infamous coronavirus, COVID-19, made its way into the NBA and Hollywood this evening. Positive testings of the professional basketball player, Rudy Gobert and the actor, Tom Hawks, are among the 938 U.S. cases of COVID-19. (CDC)

Tom Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, supposedly caught the virus while shooting a movie about Elvis Presley in Australia. Others theorize that Wilson might’ve got infected while performing a Beverly Hills concert during COVID-19’s incubation period. With Hanks, he will be joining the 27 cases of the virus in Australia. Fortunately, Australia has been diligent with their testing and safety procedures as compared to the U.S; they are aware of the origin of every case. (New York Times)

The Utah center, Rudy Gobert, was the first reported case of COVID-19 in the basketball world.
Image courtesy of Sports Illustrated

Looking at the basketball world, the NBA has been suspended for time being after one of their athletes, Rudy Gobert, tested positive for coronavirus before tip-off of the March 11th matchup between the Utah Jazz and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The two teams will be quarantined for the time being, and any team that has faced Gobert and the Jazz in the last ten days have been ordered to self-quarantine. (ESPN)