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The WNBA announced that Game 1 of the semifinal in between the Seattle Storm and Minnesota Lynx will be Tuesday at 9 p.m. ET on ESPN2. The game was delayed Sunday after there were undetermined coronavirus test results for three Storm players.The gamers in concern went through extensive additional screening and have actually been cleared to rejoin the team, the league said Tuesday afternoon. One gamer who most just recently checked negative is waiting for the outcomes of a 2nd test taken 24 hours apart from the first, pursuant to the WNBA health and safety protocols.The number of gamers in concern was not understood until Tuesday when WNBA
commissioner Cathy Engelbert revealed the number is a Zoom call with reporters.”The health and safety of all players and personnel continue to be our top concern,
“Engelbert stated in a statement.” After thorough assessment with health and safety specialists following the additional screening of Seattle’s players and staff along with the application of contact tracing, we feel confident in moving on with the Storm and Lynx taking the court for Game 1 of their Semifinals series. We are carefully monitoring the situation and are collaborating with medical experts. “All players and personnel staying in the bubble in Bradenton, Florida, will continue screening under the health and wellness protocols.The other semifinal, matching Connecticut and Las Vegas, started Sunday with the Sun’s 87-62 triumph. Those groups will play their 2nd game at
7 p.m. ET Tuesday on ESPN2.The league also had at least 3 inconclusive COVID-19 tests during the routine season, however those players– who remained a game– all then tested negative.
The Storm gamers were informed of their inconclusive tests Sunday before they got to the game site.