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95 percent of PBA players, staff fully vaccinated–Marcial

By: - Reporter / @BLozadaINQ
/ 07:28 PM July 09, 2021
PBA is opening its new season with nearly all players and league staff fully vaccinated

PBA is opening its new season with nearly all players and league staff fully vaccinated. INQUIRER FILE PHOTO

MANILA, Philippines–PBA Commissioner Willie Marcial said that 95 percent of the players and the league’s staff have been fully vaccinated while the rest are set to receive their second dose.

There are, however, “two or three” players who are waiting for their preferred vaccine brands while there are those who are scared of getting the vaccine.

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“There are two to three players who are waiting for a brand they like while the other ones are scared of getting the vaccine and we respect that,” said Marcial.

The PBA has gained the approval of the national government to get its 46th season going on July 16.

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Fully vaccinated players, though, will have more freedom compared to their unvaccinated counterparts despite the closed-circuit setup.

Those who are unvaccinated will strictly adhere to a home-gym-home routine, as player movement will be monitored through an app, while fully vaccinated individuals can undertake essential travel such as getting groceries or medicine.

Partying, however, is still prohibited as violators will be fined P75,000 and will be suspended for 10 days without pay.

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