Adelaide's WNBL players clear of virus

Steve Larkin
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The entire travelling party of WNBL club Adelaide Lightning has been cleared by coronavirus tests.

The Lightning will remain in quarantine in Townsville until Monday with three of their games postponed amid the COVID-19 outbreak in Adelaide.

Players, coaches and staffers were tested with Basketball Australia (BA) saying on Wednesday all had returned negative results.

"Basketball Australia's primary focus is to support the mental and physical wellbeing of the all members of the Lightning's travelling party," a statement said.

"The league is currently working ... to determine the best fixture solution for the three Lightning games that have been postponed while they are in quarantine."

Adelaide's coronavirus cluster prompted Queensland to shut its border to South Australians, while the WNBL is played across six weeks in hubs between Cairns, Mackay and Townsville.

Any person who has entered Queensland from SA on or after November 9 - the day the Lightning flew into the state - has been ordered to self-isolate and get tested for COVID-19.