The pandemic has hit everyone hard with the number of Covid-19 cases being on a surge for the past few weeks now. Coronavirus cases are constantly rising in the United States and particularly in Florida wherein due to the devastating scenario, Toronto Raptors convened more than a week ago.
However, there’s a statement that contradicts certain issues here when the Raptors forward made a statement on Friday that he and his teammates feel safe in Florida as they would have felt anywhere, provided they are careful about following the NBA coronavirus protocols.
Siakam later added that the team is doing its best in maintaining the social distancing protocols and making sure that they are kind of isolated because it is quite evident that Florida is one of those US states where the numbers of the Covid-19 cases are going very high at the moment.
During a video conference on Friday, Siakam said that it is scary to see the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases but he trusts his team and NBA and believes that they are going to do everything to make sure to be under safe conditions and follow all possible safety protocols in order to not give any way to another massive community transmission.
To prepare for the July 30 season restart, the Raptors went to Naples, Fla., as people arriving from out of the country were to be self-isolated for two weeks, according to the Canadian guidelines.
Nearly 9,500 new coronavirus cases persisted in Florida on Friday, which then made a record of 10,000 new cases just the day after.
However, NBA had chosen Florida before the Covid-19 outbreak in the state and Siakam is going through his longest break since taking up the game in high school as he was averaging a career-high 23.6 points on March 11, when the season had to shut down due to the spread of the deadly coronavirus.