The ASEAN Basketball League (ABL) has learned today that Jameel McKay, the recent addition to the Singapore Slingers, was held at the Immigration in Singapore upon their return from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. McKay is listed on the “contact list” of Singapore’s Case 113, a 42 year old French national who tested positive with COVID-19, and was on the same Turkish Airlines flight with McKay from Istanbul, Turkey to Singapore.
McKay is currently being quarantined and is under observation. He does not have any symptoms and does not feel ill. According to the Ministry of Health in Singapore, he will be quarantined until March 17th, which is 14 days from when he landed in Singapore (March 3rd).
The rest of the Singapore Slingers players, staff, and personnel, as well as that of the Kuala Lumpur Dragons, and league personnel who may have had contact with McKay, are now being monitored for the next 48 hours for any signs of illness. This process and precautionary measure has been advised and endorsed by the World Health Organization (WHO), the United States Center for Disease Control (US-CDC), and Singapore Ministry of Health, for persons who have been in contact with a person on the “contact list” who does not present any symptoms of any illness.
As a precautionary measure, the following games are being postponed:
Sunday, March 8, 2020 – Singapore Slingers vs San Miguel Alab Pilipinas
Tuesday, March 10, 2020 – San Miguel Alab Pilipinas vs Kuala Lumpur Dragons
Sunday, March 15, 2020 – Singapore Slingers vs Macau Black Bears
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Mono Vampire Basketball Club vs Singapore Slingers
The ABL is closely monitoring the fluid situation and will release further information when available.