Chooks 3×3 teams test negative for COVID-19, action nears inside ‘Calambubble’

Published October 15, 2020, 7:49 PM

by Manila Bulletin Sports

Photo courtesy of Chooks 3×3

All of the players and staff that went into Chooks-to-Go Pilipinas 3×3’s “Calambubble” in Inspire Academy have tested negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

This was the report of league commissioner Eric Altamirano, Thursday afternoon.

“We are glad to announce that all 33 players that entered our bubble have tested negative for COVID-19 and are ready to begin practicing on Friday,” said the veteran mentor.

The players from Family’s Brand Sardines-Zamboanga City Chooks, Uling Roasters-Butuan City, Bacolod Master Sardines, Nueva Ecija Rice Vanguards, Palayan City Capitals, Big Boss Cement-Porac MSC Green Gorillas, and Pasig-Sta. Lucia Realtors arrived Wednesday morning and RT-PCR tests were conducted on each player prior to entering the state-of-the-art venue which will host the President’s Cup powered by TM from October 21-30.

Photo courtesy of Chooks 3×3

Prior to getting inside, each player was given an RT-PCR test.

Meanwhile, the last five teams, namely Zamboanga Peninsula Valientes MLV, Pagadian City-Rocky Sports, Petra Cement-Roxas City Rockies, Sarangani Marlins, and Bicol Pro 3×3, have also arrived earlier in the day.

The last five teams will undergo the same testing and will be under two-day room quarantine before getting to begin practice on Saturday.