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Covid 'unable to spread between humans from cricket or tennis balls', researchers claim

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The Daily Star's FREE newsletter is spectacular! Sign up today for the best stories straight to your inboxWe’ve missed not playing with our balls during the past few months but experts now say it is perfectly safe to grab hold of them again.Researchers, led by Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, said it "seems unlikely" sports balls and accessories are a major cause of Covid-19 transmission.It was least transferrable on absorbent materials like cricket gloves and tennis balls compared with non-porous equipment like racing saddles and rugby balls.Senior lecturer Dr Emily Adams said: "Anything that is slightly absorbent like a tennis ball or some of the leathery cricket balls, it’s very difficult to transfer any live virus off those."We.

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