NBA: Warriors vs Nets game to be played without fans
Chase Center where game will be played cancels, postpones all events though March 21
The NBA game between the Golden State Warriors and Brooklyn Nets will be played without fans in attendance because of the coronavirus outbreak, the Warriors said Wednesday.
"Due to escalating concerns about the spread of COVID-19 and in consultation with the City and County of San Francisco, the Golden State Warriors announced today that tomorrow night’s game vs. the Brooklyn Nets at Chase Center will be played without fans," the team said in a message on its website.
The franchise also announced that all events at Chase Center through March 21 were canceled or postponed.
"We will continue to monitor this evolving situation closely to determine next steps for future games and events. We appreciate the understanding and patience of our fans, guests and partners during this unprecedented time," it said.
The novel coronavirus emerged in Wuhan, China, last December and has now spread to 114 countries.
The global death toll is now almost 4,300, with around 118,000 confirmed cases, according to the World Health Organization (WHO), which has declared the outbreak “a global pandemic.”
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