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Magic were on same plane coronavirus infected Utah Jazz player had been on, CEO says

ORLANDO, Fla. — The CEO of the Orlando Magic held a press conference with team officials after the NBA suspended their season following the positive coronavirus test results of a Utah Jazz player.

During the conference, Alex Martins confirmed the team was on the same plane the infected player had previously been on, but that the team is not classified as having exposure to coronavirus, because Delta sanitized the plane between flights.

Martins also announced that the Magic have postponed their Wine Festival & Auction fundraising event that was scheduled for the weekend. The event generates thousands of dollars every year for the Orlando Magic Youth Foundation.

The NBA suspended game operations Wednesday evening with no timetable to resume.

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Christopher Boyce, WFTV.com

Christopher Boyce joined WFTV in January of 2019.

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