Cork Racecourse to be used as coronavirus testing centre

Cork Racecourse in Mallow will be used a Covid-19 test centre from today. 

Horse Racing Ireland confirmed testing will begin at the venue today and that they will be working with the HSE to identify how other personnel and infrastructure could be used to help during the crisis

10 race meetings were held behind closed doors since restrictions on public gtherings were introduced, however all sporting events have now been cancelled. 

The board says horse racing and breeding supports around 29,000 full time employees and say the current crisis could have a catastrophic impact on the industry in Ireland 

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