Blackwater resumes practice after case of ‘false positive’

Published October 27, 2020, 6:06 PM

by Jonas Terrado

Blackwater has resumed regular activities inside the bubble days after one of its players initially tested positive for COVID-19.

Coach Nash Racela confirmed Tuesday that the Elite have been allowed to practice for the last two days since the PBA announced that a player was put under quarantine due to a positive result on his swab test.

The said player later got a negative result on both his antigen and RT-PCR tests but remains quarantined at the Athlete’s Village in Capas, Tarlac.

It also forced the PBA to cancel Blackwater’s game against Rain or Shine last Sunday at the Angeles University Foundation Sports and Cultural Center.

“They allowed us to practice since yesterday (Monday) pa,” Racela told the Bulletin through a text message.

The Elite are scheduled to face the Magnolia Hotshots Pambansang Manok on Wednesday at AUF, but the status of that game remains up in the air.

PBA commissioner Willie Marcial said the league has yet to make a final decision on whether to push through with the game or reschedule it to a later date.

The league had also cancelled Monday’s game between TNT and NorthPort since the Tropang Giga were the last team the Elite faced before the positive test surfaced.

TNT tested negative during its recent test but the PBA deemed it necessary to put the match against NorthPort on hold as a precautionary measure.