Report: Tottenham trialling new COVID test at Hotspur Way

Tottenham Hotspur Stadium
Dom Le Roy

The coronavirus pandemic has affected many clubs including Tottenham Hotspur both on and off the pitch.

The club took the decision in June to take out a Bank of England loan to help them through the next year or so as a result of the impact of COVID-19 (Guardian), while there have also been cases of members of the first-team having contracted the virus (talkSPORT).

Leyton Orient found themselves unable to take to the field against Spurs in the Carabao Cup third round last month after a number of players tested positive for coronavirus after their North London opponents paid for their tests (BBC).

The Athletic now claim that Spurs are once again looking to be at the forefront of by trialling a new test at their Hotspur Way training ground that produces almost instant results.

The test which has been manufacturers by Israeli company NanoScent is undertaken by an individual breathing through a breathalyser device into a plastic bag.

Breath is filtered over electronic sensors that can detect signs of the virus in just 30 seconds, with an accuracy rate of around 85 per cent (Forbes).

Spurs have been undertaking the experiment over the past month alongside the Premier League’s official testing procedure and sources claim that it has returned virtually identical readings.

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