Perth Wildcats gamers and coaches have this morning examined destructive to COVID-19 for the second time this week and been cleared to depart their quarantine by the Victorian authorities.
The Wildcats spent the week locked in inns in each Sydney and Melbourne after fleeing Perth on Monday as the state’s lockdown started. They have been confined to their Sydney resort for 2 days after which acquired an exemption to enter Victoria on the proviso they have been solely allowed to depart their resort for coaching and video games.
With Perth’s lockdown ending final evening, Victoria modified WA’s standing from crimson to orange beneath the visitors mild system. However the Wildcats have been nonetheless required to take a look at destructive to COVID-19 earlier than being allowed to drive to Bendigo to begin getting ready for tomorrow’s recreation in opposition to Melbourne United.
The squad was assured of being destructive after being examined whereas in Sydney, however their second set of outcomes solely got here by this morning.
Had Perth been unable to depart quarantine, they’d have confronted the monumental problem of driving two hours to Bendigo on recreation day after which having to return to Melbourne straight after the match.
However they’ll now make the journey at present, spend time outdoors and full shoot-around at the Bendigo Basketball Stadium tomorrow morning to familiarise themselves with the venue.
Melbourne United are undefeated and took their season report to 4-0 with a 109-96 victory over the Brisbane Bullets final evening.
Perth have a 1-1 report and have endured a number of interruptions to the common season. They have been compelled to skip spherical one after being in dwelling quarantine following a pre-season journey to Queensland throughout the state’s COVID-19 scare after which two matches in opposition to New Zealand in Perth have been cancelled.
The Wildcats haven’t performed since their heartbreaking loss to South East Melbourne Phoenix at RAC Area final week.