Coronavirus Outbreak: Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart cleared of COVID-19 by Massachusetts Department of Health

In a message posted late Sunday on Twitter, Smart says he was informed of the news Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. He thanked everyone for their support.

The Associated Press March 30, 2020 22:18:03 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart cleared of COVID-19 by Massachusetts Department of Health

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart says he has been cleared by medical officials after testing positive for the new coronavirus earlier this month.

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Minnesota Timberwolves' Jamal Crawford (11) defends against Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart (36) during the second quarter of an NBA basketball in Boston, Friday, Jan. 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

In a message posted late Sunday on Twitter, Smart says he was informed of the news Friday by the Massachusetts Department of Health. He thanked everyone for their support.

“Stay safe and stay together — apart!” Smart wrote.

Boston played the Utah Jazz on 6 March. Five days later, Jazz All-Star Rudy Gobert announced he had tested positive for COVID-19 , triggering rolling shutdowns of sports around the world.

Smart tested positive on 19 March. He had been in isolation since then and was being monitoring by Celtics medical staff. His teammates, coaches and staff members were also tested, but those tests have come back negative.

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