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Wednesday, January 26, 2022

Masai Ujiri, president of the Toronto Raptors, has tested positive for COVID-19

Masai Ujiri, president of the Toronto Raptors, has been tested with COVID-19.

Key takeaways:

  • Masai Ujiri, the president of the Toronto Raptors, tested positive for COVID-19 during an in-person contact on Sunday.
  • The Toronto Raptors were in attendance, as per the organization’s Instagram page.

Following an in-person engagement on Sunday, Toronto Raptors President Masai Ujiri tested positive for COVID-19.

Ujiri said in a statement that the event was held “by all current public health recommendations” and that all attendees had to provide proof of immunization. When they weren’t eating or drinking, they wore masks.

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“Unfortunately, we learned of positive COVID-19 testing among our guests after the event,” he stated in a statement released Thursday night. “Despite being properly vaccinated and having received a booster dose, I also tested positive.”

“I’m currently at home, following the safety rules by self-isolating for 10 days, monitoring symptoms, and undergoing testing, and I urge everyone who attended the game to do the same.” COVID is a relentless opponent, and we don’t want to live in fear of it.”

Raptors president Masai Ujiri tests positive for COVID-19
Raptors president Masai Ujiri tests positive for COVID-19. Image from Sportsnet

Ujiri attended the inaugural Giants of Africa event of 2019 on Sunday. Giants of Africa, a non-profit youth basketball group, founded by Ujiri, held events in Toronto on December 4 and 5 to commemorate Nelson Mandela’s centennial.

The Toronto Raptors were in attendance, as per the organization’s Instagram page.

The team canceled practice due to COVID-19 health and safety standards.

“The decision was made out of an excess of caution,” the club said, adding that “additional updates will be provided as appropriate.”

The number of people who attended the event and how many tested positive for COVD-19 is unknown.

Toronto Public Health stated it is “informed of the situation” and evaluates the potential risk.

Officials said, “We’re continuing our investigation and working together with the event organizers to make recommendations for the affected persons.”

Source: CTV News

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