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NHL plans to test players for COVID-19 daily if games resume

That could require 25,000-30,000 tests at a cost of millions of dollars.
Credit: AP
Goals used by the NHL hockey club Nashville Predators are stored in a hallway in Bridgestone Arena, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Nashville, Tenn. The NHL announced Thursday it is suspending its season indefinitely in response to the coronavirus. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The NHL has a coronavirus testing plan for players and staff if it returns to play. Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly says players would be tested for COVID-19 daily while games are going on. 

That could require 25,000-30,000 tests at a cost of millions of dollars. Players insisted on regular testing in the name of keeping themselves safe and healthy.

The league does not expect that amount of tests to interfere with the needs of the general public.