Hall of Famer Charles Barkley has revealed that he is self-quarantining while awaiting results for a COVID-19 test amid the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Barkley talked to TNT about his decision to isolate himself until he gets the results.
“I spent the earlier part of the week in New York City. When I got to Atlanta yesterday, I wasn’t feeling well,” Barkley said. “I talked to a couple people at Turner and a couple doctors and they told me to self-quarantine for the next 48 hours. I started yesterday, this is my second day.”
He continued, “I haven’t been feeling great and they didn’t want me to take any chances … I went and took the coronavirus test late this afternoon, I have not gotten the results back. So I’m just kinda in limbo right now. I’m really hoping it was just a bug.”
The NBA has suspended this season after a Utah Jazz player tested positive for the virus. A day later, a second player from the team also tested positive.