Posted by on March 10, 2020 10:13 am
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  • Move by major US leagues is a reaction to coronavirus outbreak
  • Decision means journalists will be banned from locker rooms

The NBA, NHL, MLB and MLS are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel, including media, in response to the coronavirus outbreak, the leagues announced in a joint statement Monday night.

They said they made the decision “after consultation with infectious disease and public health experts.” The NBA, in a call with teams earlier Monday, stressed that the move is not to ban reporters but to ensure the safety of players and staff in those areas.

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