On Wednesday afternoon it was revealed Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic had tested positive for Coronavirus while in his home country of Serbia.
ESPN story on Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic testing positive for coronavirus, awaiting clearance to return to the United States. https://t.co/6fNVzdefzK
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 23, 2020
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.
Wait…Jokic…and Djokovic…in the same day?
— Jared (@JMintzHoops) June 23, 2020
Novak Djokovic tested positive for #COVID19 this morning. Nikola Jokic did this afternoon.
This isn't rocket science, people. Wear masks and social distance. https://t.co/sX7sxEPS93
— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) June 23, 2020
Jokic. Djokovic. The 'rona ain't no joke. https://t.co/Yjmo3KwMFz
— Michael Lee (@MrMichaelLee) June 23, 2020