Basketball: Thirdy Ravena tests positive for COVID-19, says team


Posted at Nov 27 2020 10:20 PM | Updated as of Nov 28 2020 05:50 AM

(UPDATE) Thirdy Ravena has tested positive for the novel coronavirus 19 (COVID-19) and has been receiving treatment, his B.League club in Japan announced on Friday. 

According San-en NeoPhoenix, the former UAAP star “reported that he was in poor physical condition” on Thursday morning. His body temperature was measured at 38.2 degrees Celsius.

He went to Toyohashi City Health Center, where he took a PCR test. The positive result came out on Friday.

“As of 10 o'clock on the 27th, Ravena’s body temperature had dropped to 36.9 ° C, his sore throat had subsided, and his sense of taste and smell was normal,” the club report said.

Ravena was receiving medical treatment at home, the club added, at the time this story was posted.

As of late Friday afternoon, “all players and team staff are waiting at home and no one has any symptoms,” NeoPhoenix said.

Prior to the development, Ravena and the rest of the club, including staff and NeoPhoenix employees, underwent a unified PCR test on Monday.

When they got their test results the following, they were negative.

“Currently, we are working with the Toyohashi City Public Health Center to identify close contacts,” the team said.

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