IO – Rudy Gobert of Utah Jazz was the first NBA player to be tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. which led to the Jazz match against Oklahoma City Thunder being cancelled.
A few days ago, Gobert gave the latest news related to his condition that was getting better. He also provided several guidelines to prevent the spread of the corona virus from becoming more widespread.
Gobert, who won the title of best defender in two successive seasons, also encouraged NBA fans to regularly wash their hands with soap and water, not touch their faces, and reduce physical contact with others if not needed.
He even donated more than 500,000 US dollars or around 7.3 billion rupiah to help part-time employees at the Utah Jazz stable. This is to help cover the wages of those who cannot work during the suspension of the NBA season. The donation was intended for families affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in the cities of Utah and Oklahoma, as well as health workers and nurses in their home country, France.
The Utah Jazz All-Star center provided fans with a health update on the NBA Twitter account Sunday and said he’s been feeling a “little better every single day.”
He reminded people to keep washing their hands, stop touching their faces and avoid unnecessary contact with others.
“I wish I would have taken this thing more seriously and I hope everyone else will do so because we can do it together,” Gobert said as quoted by CNN.
Gobert was recently criticized for a prank he pulled on members of the media that could have put them at risk of contracting the illness.
As Gobert was leaving a media event on March 9, before he was diagnosed with coronavirus, he touched every microphone and recorder in front of him in jest.
After his diagnosis, Gobert issued a public apology on Instagram. (rp)