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Premier League taps Prenetics for coronavirus testing in ‘UK£4m’ deal

Getty ImagesEnglish soccer’s top-flight Premier League has ramped up its preparations for a return to action by signing a reported UK£4 million (US$4. 8 million) deal with Hong Kong-based biotechnology company Prenetics. The agreement, which was reported by the Telegraph before being confirmed by Prenetics on its LinkedIn page, will see the company provide coronavirus testing for Premier League players and staff as part of the competition’s plans to resume games in June under Project Restart. Bundesliga return hit with setback as Dynamo Dresden enter isolationAccording to the Telegraph, Prenetics will oversee the entire testing process, which covers setting up stations at club training grounds and supplying the medical staff to carry out the tests. Players and staff will reportedly be tested twice a week, with results to be processed within 24 hours at The Doctors Laboratory (TDL). Individuals that return a positive test will be forced to quarantine away from the rest of the squad, which will continue training.

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