Coronavirus: Drake self-isolates as NBA star Kevin Durant tests positive just days after night out
Canadian rapper and singer-songwriter Drake has taken to his mansion in Toronto to self-isolate after partying with Brooklyn Nets NBA star Kevin Durant who was diagnosed with coronavirus on March 17.
Drake and Durant spent a night out partying eight days ago at the West Hollywood hotspot Nice Guy, according to Page Six. Drake also shared a photo of their night out on Instagram. which he captioned: "Life is a race and the grim reaper catches up…till then glasses up. (sic)"
The 33-year-old rapper took to Instagram to post a video, which has since been removed, of his home basketball court. He captioned it, "My life for the next however long." So Drake is another celebrity to join the list of people who are cooped up in their homes for a while due to the pandemic.
The Nets were in Los Angeles on March 10 to play the Lakers. However, Durant did not play as he is recovering from a torn Achilles tendon. Four Brooklyn Nets players have tested possible for COVID-19 and Durant is one of them, the team said in a statement. Only one player is currently showing symptoms.
"All four players are presently isolated and under the care of team physicians," they said. "The organization is currently notifying anyone who has had known contact with the players, including recent opponents, and is working closely with state and local health authorities on reporting. All players and members of the Nets travel party are being asked to remain isolated, closely monitor their health and maintain constant communication with team medical staff. The health of our players and staff is of the highest priority to the organization and the team is doing everything within its power to ensure that those affected receive the best care possible."
This week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the country is closing its borders to foreigners apart from US citizens. On March 18, President Trump stated that the US and Canada are working together on an agreement that suspends all non-essential travel between the two countries while sparing trade.