PBA revises Wednesday’s games after positive tests among TNT players

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, July 20)— The Philippine Basketball Association announced it would be revising the schedule of Wednesday’s games after some players tested positive for COVID-19.

In a statement on Tuesday, the PBA said four TNT Tropang Giga players “returned tests that were either positive or needs to be confirmed.”

“They are now isolated and will be tested again,” the PBA said. “The rest of the team who tested negative are also isolated and will be retested.”

Meanwhile, the Terrafirma Dyip —  TNT’s opponent last weekend —  was also placed under quarantine in accordance with the league’s health protocols.

“Terrafirma Dyip all tested negative, but having been TNT Tropang Giga’s opponent last July 16, 2021, Saturday, they have also been isolated and will be tested,” the league noted.

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As the two teams undergo isolation and retesting, their scheduled matches against the Alaska Aces and the Magnolia Pambansang Manok Hotshots will be rescheduled. The league, however, has yet to announce a new date for the games.

The PBA will instead push through with the following games on Wednesday: Phoenix Super LPG Fuel Masters vs. NorthPort Batang Pier at 3 p.m., followed by Alaska vs. Magnolia at 6 p.m.

The development comes less than a week after the league’s 46th season tipped off on July 16.