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NBA: A shortened isolation period

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The NBA is doing everything possible to prevent the Covid-19 from disrupting the season too much. With this in mind, ESPN reveals that players who test positive will be able to come out of their quarantine after five days, under certain conditions.

The Covid-19 is like the 31st NBA franchise during this 2021-2022 financial year. An actor who has come of age again after a period of uncertainty and whose positive cases, very numerous in the League, lead to the isolation of a whole bunch of players and coaches. To suit everyone, the most prestigious basketball championship has decided to reduce the number of days of isolation for any player with a low viral load from ten to six. And now, the interval between the first positive test and the release of the health protocol can be (further) shortened. This is what indicates ESPN. The serious American publication reports that the NBA and the NBPA, the association of NBA players, have reached an agreement around a new health protocol after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), either the United States’ lead federal agency for public health and safety, have issued updates on this.

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Five days of isolation

All players vaccinated and whose viral load does not exceed a value of 30 Ct (the higher the Ct, the lower the viral load) will now be able to end their self-isolation period after five days. A measure that will allow franchises to recover their infected players more quickly, and thus relieve the health protocol. To illustrate the epidemic boost that has been hitting the United States for several weeks, ESPN details that 247 of the 260 entries into the Covid-19 protocol this season took place in December. Atlanta is currently one of the most affected teams with about ten players unavailable. Additionally, Toronto has decided to play its home games behind closed doors for the next three weeks following the rebound of the coronavirus pandemic in Canada.

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