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Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart tests positive for COVID-19

"COVID-19 must be taken w the highest of seriousness," Smart wrote in a tweet Thursday
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Boston Celtics' Marcus Smart plays against against the Oklahoma City Thunder during an NBA basketball game, Sunday, March, 8, 2020, in Boston. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON, Massachusetts — Thursday night, the Boston Celtics tweeted to let fans know that a player tested positive for COVID-19. 11 minutes later, Marcus Smart tweeted to confirm that has contracted the new coronavirus. 

In the tweet, Smart said he was tested for COVID-19 five days ago and has been in quartine since. 

"I’ve had no symptoms and I feel great. But the younger generation in our country MUST self distance. This is not a joke. Not doing so is selfish," Smart wrote in another tweet.  

This story will be updated.

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