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Jazz Star Rudy Gobert Announces Update On His Status

A closeup of Rudy Gobert during a game.

SALT LAKE CITY, UT - APRIL 27: Rudy Gobert #27 of the Utah Jazz reacts to his technical foul in the first half during Game Six of Round One of the 2018 NBA Playoffs against the Oklahoma City Thunder at Vivint Smart Home Arena on April 27, 2018 in Salt Lake City, Utah. (Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images)

Utah Jazz All-Star big man Rudy Gobert has announced an update on his status.

Gobert became the first NBA player to test positive for the coronavirus late last week. The NBA promptly announced a 30-day suspension of all league activities. There will be no games for at least a month (and probably longer).

The Jazz star has been criticized for his careless behavior prior to his positive test. Gobert was seen playfully touching reporters' microphones and messing with teammates in the locker room in the days leading up to his test.

Gobert has since apologized. He's also donated $500,000 to help people whose lives are affected by the coronavirus.

The France native announced an update on his status today. Gobert said that he is feeling "a little better" as each day passes.

Gobert then pleaded with everyone to keep washing your hands frequently with soap and water, avoid touching your face, and limit social interactions as much as possible.

Three NBA players have reportedly tested positive for the virus. Utah Jazz guard Donovan Mitchell and Detroit Pistons forward Christian Woods reportedly tested positive along with Gobert.

Stay safe (and away from people as much as possible), everyone.