New Zealand Breakers camp hit by Covid-19 – RNZ

Posted: November 23, 2021 at 5:06 pm

The New Zealand Breakers have cancelled their final pre-season game after four members of their touring party tested positive for Covid-19.

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All players and staff associated with the Breakers in Australia are double vaccinated but the 39-strong touring party have been self-isolating in their inner-city Melbourne Apartments since Sunday night after one member of the group felt unwell on Saturday.

As a precaution, the person took a rapid antigen test that came back negative, but still felt unwell the following day and had a PCR test which subsequently showed a positive result for Covid-19.

The entire touring group, including children, underwent PCR tests on Monday, which uncovered a further three positive results.

No member of the group has needed hospitalisation.

"Our team has followed best practices, but unfortunately, a number of individuals have experienced symptoms," Breakers owner Matt Walsh who is with the team in Australia said.

"We will continue to follow the advice of medical professionals and the NBL and look forward to being back on the court soon."

Thursday's pre-season game against the Illawarra Hawks in Wollongong will no longer go ahead.

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