Blazers G McCollum: No autographs during coronavirus outbreak

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(Reuters) — Portland Trail Blazers guard CJ McCollum no longer will sign autographs for fans amid fears over the coronavirus.

He announced his decision in a tweet on Sunday.

Sporting events in Asia and Europe recently have been canceled, postponed, or played in empty stadiums or arenas because of the outbreak, which has killed nearly 3,000 people worldwide, most of them in mainland China, CNN reported Sunday. More than 85,000 people around the world are infected, with the virus now reaching on every continent except Antarctica.

The NBA, NHL, and MLB all said they are monitoring developments and consulting with health officials.