Miami Heat will have COVID-19 detection dogs sniff fans at home games

This is what it's come down to.


The Miami Heat have unveiled new safety protocols for fans looking to attend home games amid the COVID-19 crisis and perhaps nothing on there has stuck out as much as the revelation of a procedure involving dogs that are apparently able to detect the coronavirus in humans.

We wouldn’t blame you for thinking we’re kidding, yet this is 100 % true. You could find the team’s announcement regarding the new COVID-19 detection dogs here.

Such canines have already been put to use at Finland’s Helsinki-Vantaa airport and are said to have a detection accuracy of nearly 100%.

“It turned out that training the dogs is a relatively quick process and results were surprisingly good and promising. A dog is capable of detecting the presence of the coronavirus within 10 seconds and the entire process takes less than a minute to complete,” Wise Nose scent-detection foundation project manager Soile Turunen was quoted as saying earlier this month.

Basically, try not to keep food on your person if you’re attending a Heat game moving forward.