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Coronavirus: Newcastle ban players from shaking hands

Newcastle have made the bold decision to stop their players from shaking hands over coronavirus fears.

The Premier League side have implemented the measure as a precaution after a number of sporting fixtures worldwide were cancelled or postponed because of the virus.

Newcastle boss Steve Bruce has revealed the reason the Magpies have taken the step to ban players from shaking hands.

He said: “There is a shaking hands ritual here, every one shakes hands with each other when we see each other in the morning. We have stopped that on the back of the virus.

“Let’s hope it doesn’t get any worse. We are like everyone else, glued to the TV seeing what happens next. We are mindful of bugs sweeping through.”

That’s in order to stop any potential spread, as concerns over coronavirus continue to grow.

No players at Newcastle have shown any symptoms but the club are taking no risks as they look for success for the remainder of the season.

The Magpies face Burnley in the Premier League tomorrow with Bruce set to switch formations as he searches for a valuable three points.

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