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Published:Sunday | May 24, 2020 | 12:32 AM

Two more positive tests

THE ENGLISH Premier League says two people from two clubs have tested positive for COVID-19 in the second round of testing.

The league did not name the pair or the clubs, or say if they were players or staff.

The league tested 996 players and club staff on Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday.

In the first round of tests of 748 people, there were six positives from three clubs. All are in seven days of self-isolation.

In the second round, the number of tests available to each club was increased from 40 to 50.

Jockeys to wear masks

JOCKEYS AND stalls handlers in Britain will be required to wear masks when horse racing hopes to resume next month during the coronavirus pandemic.

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) is hoping to get government approval to return on June 1 for the first time since March.

Completion of an online education module and screening of all participants before they can attend an event are among the initial protocols. They will include health-related questions and temperature checks before people are allowed to enter racecourses.

Social-distancing restrictions will be employed, along with face coverings for those likely to get closer than two metres, including jockeys, trainers, stalls handlers, stable staff and valets.

The BHA is also planning an ongoing surveillance programme to monitor the coronavirus, including some testing.

– AP