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NBL’s La Union, Pampanga remain negative after third round of swab


Everyone remains safe inside the San Fernando, Pampanga bubble of the National Basketball League-Philippines.

This as after the third round of mandatory RT-PCR tests, players from both La Union and Pampanga remain negative for the coronavirus (COVID-19).

“We at the NBL ensure everyone’s safety by strictly monitoring them,” said NBL Executive Vice President Rhose Montreal.

“It’s because that we want to adhere to every bits and pieces of the guidelines of the IATF and JAO.”

From La Union, the players that were brought inside the bubble are Adrian Caasi, Ervin Silverie, Fimorico Francisco, Jayson Apolonio, JP Pascua, Jonathan Ablao, Jonathan Grayochea, Marchie Blaza, Mitchelle Maynes, Roman Gatchallan, Romel Doliente, and Scottie Fontanilla.

The Pampanga contingent consists of Allen Enriquez, Al Llangco, Clifton Gania, Dexter Maiquez, Jerick Fabian, Levi Hernandez, Mark Tamayo, Michael Juico, Primo Manaloto, Raymond Binuya, Ronan Santos, and Wilson Baltazar.

All the staff members of the league and teams also tested negative.

Montreal crafted their protocols herself and had to go through all agencies affiliated with the clearance of the league’s resumption, including the Games and Amusements Board.

The league’s medical consultant is Dr. Johan Uichico.

Game Three of the best-of-five NBL Presidents Cup Finals takes place on Monday.

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