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Besides Marcus Smart, rest of Celtics COVID-19 tests negative

Celtics received good news about their COVID-19 tests.

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While Marcus Smart announced last week he tested positive for COVID-19, there was no news on whether any other members of the Boston Celtics contracted the virus as well.

But Monday night, several Celtics beat reporters citing an anonymous source reported that the remaining tests on Celtics players and staff came back negative.

According to the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy, the Celtics have been in self-quarantine since receiving their test on March 15.

Smart remains in quarantine but has been active, using his platform to help raise awareness of the virus and ways to prevent it from spreading like social distancing and washing hands. Smart, who was asymptomatic, also made an appearance on CNN to discuss his situation and appears to be handling the difficult circumstances fine.

“It’s Marcus, so he’s pretty even-keeled,” said Smart’s high school coach Kenny Boren to Murphy. “His highs aren’t too high and his lows aren’t too low, so he’s just going about his business at home, playing video games, video chatting with friends. The great thing he did, and the rest of the Celtics who were on that road trip, is that they landed and self-quarantined right away. That was a very smart move.”

While the NBA originally postponed play for 30 days, there’s no clear indication on when exactly the league will resume.

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