Raptors president, vice-chairman Masai Ujiri tests positive for COVID-19 – CBC

Team earlier cancelled Thursday practice due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols

Dec 09, 2021

Toronto Raptors vice-chairman and president Masai Ujiri has tested positive for COVID-19.

Ujiri announced the positive test in a release issued Thursday evening by the Raptors.

He said he tested positive after his Giants of Africa organization held an in-person event on Sunday, in which some of the guests returned positive COVID tests.

Ujiri said everyone who attended had to show proof of vaccination, and to wear masks when not eating or drinking. He said he is double-vaccinated and has received a booster shot.

“I am now at home, observing the safety protocols by self-isolating for 10 days, monitoring for symptoms and undergoing testing, and I encourage everyone who attended to please do the same,” Ujiri said.

“We don’t want to live in fear of this virus, but COVID is a persistent enemy. Together, we’ll defeat it.”

The Raptors cancelled their practice Thursday for precautionary reasons. They are scheduled to host the New York Knicks on Friday.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/sports/basketball/nba/toronto-raptors-masai-ujiri-tests-positive-covid-19-1.6279430

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