Premier League side Newcastle have introduced a training ground handshake ban because of coronavirus, says manager Steve Bruce.
More than 80,000 people have been infected by the virus worldwide, resulting in nearly 2,800 deaths.
“There’s a ritual that everybody shakes hands when we see each other every morning – we’ve stopped that on the advice of the doctor,” said Bruce.
“Thankfully, we’ve got a superb doctor here and he will keep us informed of what we have to do.”
Bruce added: “We’re like everybody else, we’re glued to the TV for where it’s going to go next and let’s hope it doesn’t get any worse in this country.”