NBA Star Westbrook Tests Positive For COVID-19

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NBA star Russell Westbrook says he has tested positive for COVID-19 as the league gears up for its return in Florida later this month.

In a statement released on Monday, Westbrook said he was feeling well and was in isolation.
“I tested positive for COVID-19 prior to my team’s departure to Orlando,” Westbrook said on social media.

“I’m currently feeling well, quarantined and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared. …Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!” the 31-year-old added.

He is one of several NBA players to have tested positive for COVID-19, joining a list which includes Brooklyn’s Kevin Durant, Boston’s Marcus Smart and Utah Jazz duo Rudy Gobert and Donovan Mitchell.



Aneta Felix

Aneta Felix is a seasoned broadcast journalist and versatile content producer with an interest in reporting on human and gender rights, insecurity, corruption, and development among others. She has over five years of progressive experience, working across online, radio, and TV platforms, reporting the Boko Haram insurgency in Adamawa state, covering elections across the country and interviewing CEOs of multi-million dollar companies. Aneta is also the producer and presenter of the business documentary program, Startups, on TV360 Nigeria. She is a graduate of International Studies and Diplomacy from the University of Benin and is based in Lagos Nigeria.


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