After having Novak Djokovic tested positive for COVID-19, sources are telling that Nikola Jokis also has this terrible virus.
Adrian Wojnarowski and several Serbian media have revealed that the All-NBA player and the Denver Nuggets’ leader also tested positive for COVID-19. This news came just hours following Djokovic’s situation.
Jokic and Djokovic met last week, but at the time, there was no sign of epidemic in Serbia, and the two spent some time together. Now, however, it seems that the second wave is coming to this country.
The Serbian Government is under heavy criticism due to its decision to lift all bans regarding the safety measures and to allow mass gatherings. Football games, political rallies all that was permitted in Serbia over the past three weeks.
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Jokic learned about his condition a few days before coming back to Denver. The majority of the NBA players were to go back to the USA until June 15, but the Nuggets gave an additional seven days to Joker to stay home.
He will now have to be self-isolated and wait for at least seven days before being tested again, and he won’t be able to travel to the States without having two negative tests. After arriving in Colorado, the Nuggets’ medical team will do a full medical screening of the Serbian star.
Jokic was again among the best players in the league. He was averaging 20.2 points, 10.2 boards and almost 7 assists per game, leading his Nuggets to 43-22 record, which was enough for place No.3 in the West behind the duo from Los Angeles.
Unlike previous seasons, Denver was considered a potential dark horse in the title race, as they now already established themselves as one of the best and most consistent teams in the NBA.
Its head coach, Mike Malone also had Coronavirus, and was among the first big sports names to have caught this infection. Luckily, Malone fought this issue without any problems, and we hope that Jokic has the same experience with it. The same goes for Novak Djokovic and the rest of the tennis players who tested positive over the last few days.