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Round-Up: EPL encourages fans to stay away, digital passports for stadiums, US Open green light, Super Rugby’s NZ viewing figures, and more

SUWON, SOUTH KOREA - FEBRUARY 19: Vissel Kobe fans are tested for signs of the coronavirus ahead of the AFC Champions League Group G match betwe(Photo by Han Myung-Gu/Getty Images)

English Premier League chief executive Richard Masters has encouraged fans to stay away from stadiums, as the league prepares to resume play today. The league has announced extensive rules to minimise the chances of matches causing Covid-19 spread. Masters has also backed the move by teams to put the 'Black Lives Matter' slogan on players' shirts - Reuters, AFP, Channel News Asia

Digital health passports could help get fans back into stadiums, according to the company carrying out Covid-19 tests for the Premier League, Prenetics, also known as CircleDNA. The company has tested 8,687 Premier League players and staff for the virus ahead of the league's return to action – Channel News Asia/Reuters

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