A player from Blackwater Elite who was initially tested positive for COVID-19 yielded a negative result on his confirmatory test.
Philippine Basketball Association officials got this feedback following the release of the outcome of his latest RT-PCR test that he took on Sunday.
The new result came out a few days after the player tested positive on an antigen test.
“We would like to report that the RT-PCR test taken by the Blackwater player Sunday yielded a negative result,” PBA said in a statement.
This means that the player actually got a “false positive” like the referee who had a similar case last week.
The referee officiated the Blackwater-Alaska game on Tuesday night and this compelled both teams to ask for a new RT-PCR test when it was initially announced on Wednesday night to have gotten a positive result.
Members of the Alaska Aces have also tested negative of COVID-19 last Sunday.
“The PBA bubble remains intact and has not been breached. Nevertheless, we urge all participants to be extra cautious and strictly follow the protocols set for them inside the bubble,” said the league in their statement.