Nuggets’ Nikola Jokic Tests Positive For Coronavirus A Week After He Was Seen Hugging Novak Djokovic

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On Wednesday afternoon it was revealed Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic had tested positive for Coronavirus while in his home country of Serbia.


Denver Nuggets All-NBA center Nikola Jokic tested positive for the coronavirus in Serbia and his return to the United States to rejoin his team is temporarily delayed, sources told ESPN on Tuesday.

Jokic, who tested positive last week and has been asymptomatic, is expected to be cleared to travel to Denver within a week, sources said.

Per league protocols, Jokic will need two negative tests within 24 hours in Serbia before he can receive clearance to travel. Once he arrives in Denver, he’ll need to undergo a cardiac screening and test negative once for the virus.

After Jokic’s positive test was revealed many on social media noted that the Nuggets star was hanging out last week with tennis star Novak Djokovic, who also announced he had tested positive for Coronavirus on Wednesday days after partying in a club and hosting a tournament.