NBA Advises Players to Avoid Giving Fans and Strangers High-Fives Amid Coronavirus Concerns

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Amid the coronavirus crisis spreading to most corners of the planet, the NBA is cautioning players to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs, according to a report. (NBA.com image)

(FOX NEWS) – Amid the coronavirus crisis spreading to most corners of the planet, the NBA is cautioning players to avoid high-fiving fans and strangers and avoid taking any item for autographs, according to a report.

The league, in a memo sent to teams on Sunday and obtained Monday by The Associated Press, offered 10 recommendations to players with hopes of decreasing risks of getting the virus — among them, not taking items such as pens, markers, balls and jerseys from autograph-seekers.

The NBA also told teams that it is consulting “with infectious disease experts, including the Centers for Disease Control” and infectious disease researchers at Columbia University in New York.

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