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Stephen Curry praised by Dr. Fauci for getting tested for coronavirus

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Golden State Warriors superstar point guard Stephen Curry was praised by Dr. Anthony Fauci on Thursday for getting tested for the coronavirus.

Curry got tested for the coronavirus after the Warriors diagnosed him with the flu. The Warriors star tested negative for the virus, as transcribed by Mark Medina of USA TODAY Sports:

“You did the right thing,” Dr. Fauci said to the Warriors star. “Someone who gets flu-like symptoms or aches or a bit of a cough, the first thing you do is stay at home. Don’t go to an emergency room because you might be infecting others. Get on the phone with a physician, nurse or healthcare provider and get instructions on what to do. If available, you can get a test.

“The critical issue is don’t flood the emergency rooms. Stay at home. If you are seriously ill, you have to go quickly there. But if you have just aches, pains and a fever, stay where you are and contact your physician.”

The NBA suspended the season after Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert tested positive for the coronavirus. Curry is believed to be the only player on the Warriors who got tested for the virus since tests are hard to come by.

Before the season was suspended, the Warriors had the worst record in the NBA. Curry had only appeared in five games this season for Golden State because of a broken hand. The three-time champion and two-time league MVP was averaging 20.8 points, 5.2 rebounds and 6.6 assists.

NBA owners would like to resume the season in the summer. The Warriors were headed for the lottery after going to five straight Finals.