Celtics guard Marcus Smart has been cleared of COVID-19, otherwise known as the coronavirus.
Shams Charania of The Athletic first reported that Smart had recovered after announcing he tested positive over a week ago.
Celtics’ Marcus Smart says he has been cleared from coronavirus as of Friday.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) March 30, 2020
Smart, who was the only Celtics player to test positive, confirmed via Twitter on Sunday that the Massachusetts Department of Public Health cleared him of COVID-19 as of two days prior. Smart had been in self-quarantine since March 14 when he was originally tested, before he revealed the results five days later.
Corona Free as of two days ago. Cleared by Mass Dept of Health.— marcus smart (@smart_MS3) March 30, 2020
Thanks for everyone’s thoughts and prayers and I’m doing the same for everyone that’s been effected by this. Stay safe and stay together- apart!
The longest tenured Celtic advocated to the public to take this COVID-19 pandemic serious by staying at home. Smart even appeared on CNN with Chris Cuomo to talk about practicing social distancing and stopping the spread of the coronavirus.
Smart now joins Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell and Christian Wood that have all recovered and been cleared of COVID-19, as the NBA has suspended play for the time being.
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