COVID-19 : a new to be taken seriously for the MLS and NBA

COVID-19 : une nouvelle à prendre au sérieux pour la MLS et la NBA

The 260 positive cases to the COVID-19 recognized within the group of employees of the Orlando international airport is certainly a source of concern for the Major League Soccer and the NBA, the two sports leagues that are planning to resume their activities on the grounds of Disney World next month.

The governor of Florida, Ron DeSantis, said on Tuesday that more than half of the workers tested during three days in the past week – nearly 500 – was grappling with the sars coronavirus. However, the management of the airport denies these figures, claiming that the cases in question concern not only for the employees and that the quasi-totality of the cases date back to several months earlier.

“We want to clarify the number of cases recently reported by the media : the total is in fact the one from mid-march until June, has justified the organisation at the airport. All in all, there have been 260 confirmed cases, which includes 132 of our more than 25,000 employees. 128 other cases do not affect our staff, but have ramifications with him.”

DeSantis did not respond to this level of precision for the time.

Danger?

Nevertheless, the State of the south-east of the us, has reported more than 2780 case on Tuesday, and this figure is likely to cool the enthusiasm of the professional leagues of soccer and basketball.

On the side of the MLS, a tournament must begin on 8 July. The group phase of it will end 15 days later. A final is scheduled for 11 August, after duels knockout in the previous days. The Montreal Impact will end in the group C of the competition, in the company of the Toronto FC, the D. C. United and the Revolution in New-England.

For the NBA, it will resume its season on the 30th of July, with 22 teams in action. The preseason matchups will take place from the 22 July.

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