|Phoenix's scheduled game against Ginebra will push through even if someone was tested positive for COVID-19. PBA Images (file photo)|
MANILA--In a stunning development on Wednesday, the PBA announced that one of its game officials has been tested positive COVID-19.
Commissioner Willie Marcial said that the official, who was declared as a suspected case, has been transferred to the Athlete's Village in Capas for quarantine and is to be retested later Wednesday.
Meanwhile, those who have contact with the said person have been put on isolation as well and are scheduled for retesting on Saturday.
On how the official, revealed as a referee, contracted COVID-19 despite being in the league's bubble in Angeles is a mystery as his three previous mandatory tests ended up in negative results.
The official and 27 others took another swab testing on Monday, and the result came out on Tuesday. The other officials were tested negative.
To pave the way for the sanitizing of the Quest Hotel, everyone has been barred on Wednesday to do certain activities like workouts, swimming, and jogging.
Despite the current situation inside the bubble, the scheduled twinbill at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center is pushing through.
NLEX battles NorthPort in the first game, while Phoenix and Ginebra collide in the second game.
However, stricter measures will be implemented.
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