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’Please take this virus seriously’: Houston Rockets’ Russell Westbrook tests positive for COVID-19

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 29: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets celebrates during the second half of the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 29, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Rockets defeat the Celtics 111-110 in overtime.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)
BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS - FEBRUARY 29: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Houston Rockets celebrates during the second half of the game against the Boston Celtics at TD Garden on February 29, 2020 in Boston, Massachusetts. The Rockets defeat the Celtics 111-110 in overtime. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images) (2020 Getty Images)

Houston Rockets player Russell Westbrook has announced he has tested positive for COVID-19.

Westbrook took to Instagram Monday and said he found out prior to the team’s departure to Orlando.

“I’m currently feeling well, quarantined, and looking forward to rejoining my teammates when I am cleared,” he said. “Thank you all for the well wishes and continued support.”

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Westbrook urged others to take the virus seriously.

“Be safe. Mask up! #whynot,” he said.


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