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Despite the fact that Maccabi Tel Aviv saw five of their players and one member of staff contract COVID in pre-season, missing out on two preparation tournaments, EuroLeague teams had managed to stay away from the virus for a long time.

In fact, they almost made it to the end of the first round. It's a considerable improvement compared to last season when games were constantly being postponed.

But players, coaches and staff entering Health and Safety protocols, just like it happens in the NBA on a daily basis, is not a thing of the past anymore. EuroLeague clubs have started to feel the effects of the latest COVID-19 surge all over the world due to the Omicron Variant.

Until December, two teams had registered COVID cases. Zalgiris Kaunas received confirmation on a case of COVID-19, as forward Niels Giffey tested positive on November 19, while one day later French EuroLeague side ASVEL announced that two players of the team tested positive.

However, the virus breakout has been escalating over the last few weeks.

Here is a global list of recent Turkish Airlines EuroLeague club announcements related to COVID-19. In each case, the affected team members are following all pertinent health protocols.

Anadolu Efes Istanbul

  • January 1, 2022: Anadolu Efes Istanbul on Saturday announced that seven players and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 8

Alba Berlin

  • January 6, 2022: ALBA Berlin announced on Thursday that 11 Covid infections were recorded within the team, trainers, and supervisors. The team also released a statement that those affected currently have no or only mild symptoms.

Total count: 11

AX Armani Exchange Milan

  • December 24, 2021: AX Armani Exchange Milan announced on Friday that four more members of the team have tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 4

Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz

  • December 28, 2021: Bitci Baskonia Vitoria-Gasteiz announced on Tuesday that coach Neven Sphija has tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 1

Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade

  • January 2, 2022: Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade announced on Sunday that forward Nikola Kalinic has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • January 4, 2022: Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade announced on Tuesday that head coach Dejan Radonjic and players Branko Lazic, Luka Mitrovic, Austin Hollins, Nate Walters, Ognjen Dobric, Stefan Markovic, Marko Simonovic and Maik Zirbes have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • January 8, 2022: Crvena Zvezda mts Belgrade announced on Saturday that Dejan Davidovac has also tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 10

FC Barcelona

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  • January 15, 2022: FC Barcelona announced on Saturday that Nikola Mirotic has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • January 4, 2022: FC Barcelona announced on Tuesday that Dante Exum and Michael Caicedo have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • January 2, 2022: FC Barcelona announced on Sunday that Sergi Martinez and three technical staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 31, 2021: FC Barcelona announced on Friday that head coach Sarunas Jasikevicius, Brandon Davies, Nicolas Laprovittola, and three staff members have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 28, 2021: FC Barcelona announced on Tuesday that Kyle Kuric and Nick Calathes have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 25, 2021: FC Barcelona announced on Saturday that Pierre Oriola has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 16, 2021: FC Barcelona announced on Thursday that Nigel Hayes-Davis has tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 17 (one recovered)

Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul

  • December 28, 2021: Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul announced on Tuesday that three team members have tested positive for COVID-19.
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  • January 17, 2022: Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul announced on Monday that head coach Sasha Djordjevic has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • January 22, 2022: Fenerbahce Beko Istanbul announced on Saturday that two more players have tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 6

LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne

  • December 27, 2021: LDLC ASVEL Villeurbanne announced on Monday that eight team members, four players and four club staff members, have tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 8

Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv

  • January 8, 2022: Maccabi Playtika Tel Aviv announced on Saturday that several team members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Olympiacos Piraeus

  • December 30, 2021: Olympiacos Piraeus announced on Thursday that one team member tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 27, 2021: Olympiacos Piraeus announced on Monday that four team members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 5

Panathinaikos OPAP Athens

  • December 30, 2021: Panathinaikos OPAP Athens announced on Thursday that three more team members have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 29, 2021: Panathinaikos OPAP Athens announced on Wednesday that one team member has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 28, 2021: Panathinaikos OPAP Athens announced on Tuesday that two team members have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 21, 2021: Panathinaikos OPAP Athens announced on Tuesday that two team members have tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 8

Real Madrid

  • January 14, 2022: Real Madrid announced on Friday evening that Walter Tavares has tested positive for COVID-19.
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  • January 7, 2022: Real Madrid announced on Friday evening that Tristan Vukcevic has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • January 2, 2022: Pablo Laso, Thomas Heurtel, Fabien Causeur, Vincent Poirier, Guerschon Yabusele, Anthony Randolph, and Juan Nunez returned to practice activities.
  • December 27, 2021: Real Madrid announced on Monday that Carlos Alocen, Sergio Llull, and Jeffery Taylor have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 23, 2021: Real Madrid announced on Thursday that Adam Hanga has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 21, 2021: Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that Anthony Randolph, Guerschon Yabusele, and Juan Nunez have tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 20, 2021: Real Madrid announced on Monday that Vincent Poirier has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 19, 2021: Real Madrid announced on Sunday that Fabien Causeur has tested positive for COVID-19.
  • December 14, 2021: Real Madrid announced on Tuesday that Thomas Heurtel and Pablo Laso have tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 11 (seven recovered)

Zalgiris Kaunas

  • January 18, 2022: Zalgiris Kaunas announced on Tuesday that players Arturas Milaknis, Tai Webster and Paulius Jankunas have tested positive for COVID-19.

Zenit St. Petersburg

  • January 6, 2021: Zenit St Petersburg announced that four players and one staff member tested positive for COVID-19.

Total count: 5

In total: 90 (eight recovered)

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80%
12,6
Points made: 12,6
Accuracy: 80,0%
Place in standings: 8
Record max: 25
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