(TMU) — Less than an hour after U.S President Donald Trump announced a ban on all incoming travel from Europe, the NBA announced it would be suspending the remainder of its season until further notice following the conclusion of tonight’s games.
The NBA also announced that a member of the Utah Jazz has tested positive for CoViD-19. Sources told ESPN that the infected player is Rudy Gobert.
The NBA “will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”
On Wednesday night, speaking from his desk at the White House, Trump said he was taking “strong but necessary” actions by suspending all travel from Europe for the 30 days starting on Friday. However, the new restrictions will not apply to Britain.
Posts are popping up across social media with reaction to the ban. A reporter from CNN shared the following video taken at JFK International Airport in New York City that was provided to him by a friend. What appears to be an airline employee is seen the crowd they won’t be forced to travel and their bags will be retrieved if they decide not to fly to Dublin tonight.
Also on Wednesday, the World Health Organization characterized the global outbreak of CoViD-19 as a pandemic.
🚨 BREAKING 🚨
— World Health Organization (WHO) (@WHO) March 11, 2020
Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson have just announced that they have tested positive CoViD-19. Hanks and Wilson are both 63 years old, which puts them at an increased risk of having serious complications from the illness.
According to the map managed by the Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) at Johns Hopkins University (JHU), there are currently 126,093 confirmed cases of CoViD-19 in the world and a total of 4,630 deaths.
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