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LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta on Dec. 15, 2019.

Tom Hanks tests positive; NBA cancels games

LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers dunks against the Atlanta Hawks in Atlanta on Dec. 15, 2019.

The NBA will suspend its season following Wednesday’s basketball games, after a player preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus.

The NBA will suspend its season following this evening’s games.

“The NBA is suspending game play following the conclusion of tonight’s schedule of games until further notice,” the league said in a statement. “The NBA will use this hiatus to determine next steps for moving forward in regard to the coronavirus pandemic.”

The league also announced that a player on the Utah Jazz has preliminarily tested positive for coronavirus.

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson both tested positive for the coronavirus in Australia.

Meanwhile, American actor Tom Hanks says he and his wife, Rita Wilson, tested positive for the coronavirus while in Australia.

Hanks, in Twitter post, says he and Wilson will be tested, monitored and isolated for “as long as public health and safety requires.”

The news follows President Donald Trump announcement that he will suspend all travel from Europe to the US for the next 30 days, the most far-reaching measure yet in the administration’s efforts to combat the spread of coronavirus.

Donald Trump this evening announced a ban on travel from Europe to the US for 30 days.

The restrictions, which will not apply to the UK, will go into effect Friday at midnight, he said Wednesday in an Oval Office address.

The president asked Congress to take action to deliver paid sick leave to hourly workers who risk their livelihoods if they stay home. He also recommended that nursing homes curtail non-medically necessary visits.

Trump said he is deferring tax payments for certain individuals and businesses affected by the virus. He said the deferments would provide $200 billion in additional liquidity. He added that he is instructing the Small Business Administration to provide emergency capital to affected firms.