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Premier League avid gamers in Tier Four spaces could have COVID-19 exams each and every 72 hours 

BREAKING NEWS: Premier League players in Tier 4 areas will have COVID-19 tests every 72 hours

Premier League clubs in Tier 4 areas are to revert to twice-weekly Covid testing, Sportsmail has learned.

In what has been described as ‘an additional precaution’ sides in the highest level of restrictions will now be subject to tests every 72 hours.

The move is likely to be rolled out across all top flight sides following the Christmas period, amid a rise in the number of positive cases and the arrival of a mutant version of the virus.

Premier League players in Tier-4 areas will have coronavirus tests every 72 hours 

Currently, clubs were being tested once a week by a company operating on behalf of the league. Some, including Covid-hit Newcastle United, had decided to pay for additional tests themselves. Those in Europe were also tested before their matches in the Champions League and Europa League.

The decision takes clubs back to the position brought in for Project Restart. Tests were reduced to once a week at the start of this season. 

Talks have been ongoing for some time and were accelerated after the Prime Minister’s decision to introduce Tier 4, which affects London and the south east and which could soon be rolled out elsewhere.

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