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Houston Rockets star Russell Westbrook tests positive for COVID-19

'Please take this virus seriously' | Westbrook received his test results before heading to the NBA Bubble in Orlando, the player tweeted.

HOUSTON — Houston Rockets guard Russel Westbrook is in quarantine after testing positive for the novel coronavirus, according to his Twitter account Monday.

Westbrook received his test results before the team left for Orlando, the post said. He said he's doing OK and looks forward to rejoining the team once he's cleared.

"Thank you all for the well wishes and continued support. Please take this virus seriously. Be safe. Mask up!" Westbrook tweeted.

Several top NBA teams have been migrating to an enclosed environment — otherwise known as the NBA Bubble — at Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando.

It is designed to protect players from COVID-19 during the stretch run of the 2019-20 season.

While living inside the Bubble, all inhabitants, including coaches and players, must be tested daily.

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