March 15, 2020 | 12: 37pm | Updated March 15, 2020 | 1: 29pm
Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert indicators an autograph for a fan in 2018.
A Rhode Island diminutive one who has examined certain for the coronavirus honest honest lately got an autograph from now-contaminated Utah Jazz forward Rudy Gobert, primarily primarily based on police.
The unidentified teen is one among two children within the Ocean Lisp to own examined certain, with the choice honest honest lately getting again from a cruise to the Bahamas, Westerly Police talked about at a press convention Friday.
Police chief Shawn Lacey did not point out the participant, however NBC 10 reported that it changed into once Jazz forward Rudy Gobert, the first participant within the NBA confirmed to own COVID-19.
Officers did not title which of the 2 contaminated children — a pre-schooler who goes to a Connecticut daycare and a 2d-grader at an traditional college — had met the participant. The kids, both from Westerley, are not connected, police talked about.
The Boston Celtics and their venue, TD Backyard, earlier released a assertion insisting it changed into once “not going” Gobert changed into once contaminated throughout the March 6 Boston sport, asserting the “likelihood is low for company, gamers and co-workers.”
Gobert later apologized for his “careless” behavior — including touching journalists’ microphones positioned on the table where he changed into once sitting whereas joking regarding the overreaction over the doubtlessly deadly virus.