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PBA postpones games starting Friday per IATF recommendation

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 02:05 PM October 30, 2020
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MANILA, Philippines—The PBA will be postponing its Philippine Cup games starting Friday in compliance with the government’s recommendations following two positives cases inside the bubble in Clark, Pampanga.

In a statement on Friday, the league said the postponement is in compliance with advice from the Inter-Agency Task Force for Emerging Infectious Diseases Technical Working Group and the Department of Health “to ensure the integrity and safety” of the bubble.

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A player from Blackwater and one of the league’s referees tested positive for COVID-19 but were eventually cleared of the virus after their second RT-PCR tests ultimately came out negative.

But the government bodies still recommended for a momentary stoppage of play . The league will continue when the new protocols from the IATF and DOH are set in place.

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“The PBA would like thank the IATF, DOH, and Clark Development Corporation for their continuous support and guidance,” said the league in a statement.

The league resumed on October 11 under the bubble set up.  A total of 19 game days have been played since then while two of Blackwater’s games were shelved since the first positive case came to light.

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