NBL team rocked by mass COVID-19 outbreak

The NBL has confirmed 12 players from Melbourne United have tested positive for COVID-19.

The announcement comes after Victoria was declared a state of disaster with stage four restrictions to be imposed.

Both Victorian NBL teams, United and South East Melbourne Phoenix, will remain in lockdown after training was suspended last week when United players Mitch McCarron and Jo Lual-Acui reportedly tested positive for coronavirus.

Both teams are currently undertaking further testing as they remain in isolation.


NBL Commissioner Jeremy Loeliger released the following statement on Sunday afternoon:

"Our primary concern is the health and welfare of our players, staff and their families," the statement read.

"This is a challenging time for everyone concerned and we are working closely with the clubs and the Australian Basketball Players' Association (ABPA) to provide support for all those affected.

"We are also working closely with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) to manage the outbreak and limit any risk to the wider community."

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