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

This is what it's come down to.

Via NBA.com/heat

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.

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