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Premier League partner developing digital health passport to bring fans back to stadia

Getty ImagesDigital platform for venues to prove user has valid, negative Covid-19 testPrenetics system to be trialled by players and staff before fan use Digital health passports could be used by sports governing bodies to help get fans back into stadiums safely and securely, according to a senior executive at the company overseeing the Premier League’s coronavirus testing programme. Avi Lasarow, chief executive for the EMEA region at Prenetics, told Reuters that the Hong Kong-based biotechnology firm is developing a secure test-evidencing and access system that is believed to be the first such offering for sports. "I think it’s going to be a big game-changer in terms of linking Covid-19 testing results. . . to a digital access mechanism based on biometrics and other such factors," Lasarow said.

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