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The Kontinental Hockey League has applied to the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare with a request to reduce the quarantine period for the Jokerit hockey club.

KHL expresses respect and gratitude to all the measures taken by the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare in preventing the spread of coronavirus. 

The health and safety of KHL players, staff and fans is also a top priority of the League. The Leagues has extensive measures in place to ensure the safety of individuals and always work in compliance with local laws and collaborate with relevant health authorities when required.

KHL clarifies the situation with Neftekhimik tests:

- team conducted PCR studies on September 6th and 8th before flying to Helsinki and all the results were negative.

- According to the test results in Riga on September 10, seven PCR cases were identified, of which only four were subsequently confirmed.

- At the same time in Riga, these four people were additionally tested for IgM and IgG. Air transportation was carried out in compliance with all protocols required in such cases. The results from Riga’s Ig test arrived on September 12th, which showed that all four people have stable immunity and are not sick.

- on September 11th was decided that for reason of health care team Neftekhimik will return to home city and additional PCR testing was carried out for the entire club (laboratory in Moscow and another test-system). The received PCR results from Moscow were also negative - for all employees of the club, including those four persons.

The Finnish authorities decided to put the Jokerit hockey club on two-week quarantine due to the fact of contact with players of Neftekhimik who had primary positive tests for coronavirus. Taking into account information mentioned above the League kindly asks the Finnish Institute for Health and Welfare to consider the possibility to cancel the previous decision for two-week quarantine the Jokerit hockey club.

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