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PBA Officials Cancel Games as COVID-19 Continues to Spread

Philippine Basketball Association (PBA) Board of Governors cancel the Philippine Cup games to assure the safety of fans and players amid the COVID-19 threat.

As the Philippines recorded a quick increase of number of persons who got infected with the coronavirus diseases (COVID-19). President Rodrigo Roa Duterte has declared a state of public health emergency

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With this, the Philippine Basketball Association Board of Governors through the Office of the Commissioner decided with prudence to cancel effective today, March 11, its on-going PBA Philippine Cup and PBA D-League Aspirants Cup games and activities and PBA 3×3 inaugurals until further notice.

As per the report, they stated that it is their duty and responsibility to ensure the health and safety of fans, players, teams, officials, and staff. The league, however, will assess the effects of Covid 19 on a day-to-day basis guided by the parameters set by the DOH and WHO

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They added that will remain committed to conduct its games and activities in a safe and responsible manner for all its stakeholders. As health authorities advice everyone stays indoors as possible to prevent infections.

As of now, the number of confirmed coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) patients in the Philippines climbed to 35 on Tuesday as the Department of Health (DOH) recorded 11 new cases.

Read also: Medical City Stops Admissions Of COVID-19 PUIs After 3 Confirmed Cases

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