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League cuts quarantine to six days for vaccinated players and coaches: ESPN


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Dec. 27 (Reuters) – The National Basketball Association (NBA) shortened the quarantine period for vaccinated players and coaches who test positive for COVID-19 to six days instead of 10, provided there is no risk that they infect other people, ESPN reported on Monday.

Several NBA games have been postponed due to the increase in cases, with ESPN reporting that more than 200 players were on health and safety protocols, prompting the league and the player body to embrace the change.

Six head coaches – including Monty Williams of Phoenix and Chauncey Billups of Portland – have also signed protocols, according to US media.

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ESPN, citing anonymous sources, said the changes, which were listed in a note to the teams, were based on research and data that indicated that no one with a Cycle Threshold (CT) above 35 was revealed. again infectious after five or six days. .

He added that CT measures how often a test needs to be done to find the new coronavirus.

The NBA’s announcement of the revised COVID-19 rules comes on the same day that U.S. health officials shortened the recommended isolation time for asymptomatic cases to five days from the previous 10-day directive. Read more

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Reporting by Shrivathsa Sridhar in Bangalore; Editing by Peter Rutherford

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