Saturday, May 23, 2020

Mar 20 20, 3:25 pm

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

More NBA players, staff test positive for COVID-19

by | Sports

Mar. 20, 20 | 3:25 pm

More players and staff members of the National Basketball Association (NBA) are added to the list of athletes who tested positive for coronavirus disease or COVID-19.

The Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday announced that two of its members have contracted the disease.

Lakers explained that they tested their players since they played last March 10 with Brooklyn Nets, who reported that four of its members test positive for COVID-19.

“We learned today that two Lakers players have tested positive,” Lakers spokesperson Alison Bogli in said in a press release.

“Both players are currently asymptomatic, in quarantine and under the care of the team’s physician.”

All players and staff members of LA Lakers are urged to observe self-quarantine and shelter at home guidelines, closely monitor their health, consult with their physicians and maintain constant communication with the team.

Meanwhile, three members of Philadelphia 76ers tested positive of COVID-19, the team announced on Thursday.

“Pursuant to CDC guidelines, the three individuals are in self-isolation and will be monitored closely by medical professionals,” the Sixers said in their statement.

Both the Lakers and Sixers declined to drop the names of players and members who are infected.

Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart revealed Thursday on Twitter that he also tested positive for COVID-19.

Smart said he got tested five days ago and received his result on Thursday night.

“I’m OK, I feel fine. I don’t feel any of the symptoms,” Smart said on the video accompanying his tweet.

“But I can’t stress enough practicing social distancing, and really keep yourself away from a large group of people — just really washing your hands and help protect yourself, and help protect others by protecting yourself,” he wrote.

He added that he remains under isolation.

According to a statement from Celtics spokesperson, the team is awaiting further testing results from their players and said it will communicate them as appropriate.

Earlier, Rudy Gobert, Donovan Mitchell, Christian Wood, a player of Denver Nuggets, Kevin Durant and three others from the Brooklyn Nets tested positive for COVID-19.

READ MORE: Two NBA players test positive for COVID-19

READ MORE: NBA suspends season after player tested positive for COVID-19

Jobs

Latest News

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

UAE announces May 24 as first day of Eid Al Fitr

(WAM) -- Sunday, the 24th of May, will be the first day of Shawwal 1441 H, marking the beginning of Eid al-Fitr, announced the Moon-sighting Committee in a statement issued after its meeting tonight at the Abu Dhabi Judicial Department. Sultan bin Saeed Al Badi Al...

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Observatory experts say Shawwal crescent moon might not show today

Saudi Arabia astronomers have confirmed that the Shawwal crescent moon will not show on May 22 (Ramadan 29), Saudi Gazette reported. Experts at the observatory of Majmaah University in Saudi said that the moon will set before the sun today and will not be...

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

Pakistan plane crashes with 107 on board

An aircraft from Pakistan International Airlines (PIA) carrying 99 passengers and eight crew members crashed at a residential area in Karachi on Friday, May 22. Pakistan immediately mobilized paramilitary troops and civil administration authorities to aid and rescue...

Recent posts

We listed over 1,000,000 jobs from United Arab Emirates monthly.

Accomodation option available in the market.

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 2.5 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

BROCHURES

THE FILIPINO TIMES is the biggest and most trusted Filipino newspaper in the UAE.

It has a print run of 60,000 copies and 250,000 readership per week; bolstered by 2.5 million visitors to its website every month. It also has an e-newsletter sent to its 250,000 subscribers every day.

The Filipino Times is FREE and has the widest targeted circulation across the 7 emirates of the UAE.

With more than 2,500 strategic distribution spots, TFT is available where the Filipinos are - at Smart Bus Shelters, Metro Stations, restaurants, supermarkets, schools, airport lounges, Emirates and Etihad Philippine-bound flights, churches, Filipino community events and many more.

THE FILIPINO TIMES. We are where the Filipinos are.

FOLLOW US

SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER

BROCHURES

© 2020 The Filipino Times. All rights reserved

Subscribe To Our Newsletter

Join our mailing list to receive the latest news and updates from our team.

You have Successfully Subscribed!

More in Sports
Kevin Durant, four other Brooklyn cagers test positive for COVID-19
Published On  March 18, 2020
Hidilyn Diaz’s Olympics bid affected by COVID-19
Published On  March 18, 2020
Sports competitions in Bahrain to be held behind closed doors
Published On  March 16, 2020
Close