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National Hockey League announces enhanced COVID-19 measures amid rise in cases

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(Reuters) – The National Hockey League (NHL) has announced enhanced COVID-19 measures which include daily testing and restrictions amid the emergence of the Omicron variant and a recent increase in positive cases among teams, it said on Saturday. Under the measures players will be tested daily instead of every third day, though they do not need tests on off days. Additional pre-game testing could be implemented on a case-by-case basis when an outbreak occurs within a team, following a consultation with the NHL and the league’s players’ association (NHLPA), the league said. The decision comes a…

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