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NFL draft in Las Vegas still on despite coronavirus case

Updated March 5, 2020 - 5:05 pm

While the National Football League continues to monitor the coronavirus threat, including the revelation on Thursday of the first confirmed case of COVID-19 in Southern Nevada, the league is continuing to forge ahead with plans to hold its annual draft in Las Vegas April 23-25.

The league released a statement on Tuesday indicating they are keeping close tabs on the situation while working closely with experts across the country. A league spokesman said on Thursday there was no change in that position.

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“The NFL continues to closely monitor coronavirus developments and has been in contact with the World Health Organization, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the NFL-NFLPA’s medical experts at the Duke Infection Control Outreach Network (DICON),” the NFL said in a statement. “We will continue those discussions throughout the offseason.”

Contact Vincent Bonsignore at vbonsignore@reviewjournal.com. Follow @VinnyBonsignore on Twitter.

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