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Newcastle introduce handshake ban amid coronavirus concerns

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A number of sporting events have been disrupted by the coronavirus outbreakNewcastle 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."
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A number of football matches in Italy have already been postponed or ordered to be played behind closed doors following an outbreak of the virus in the north of the country.
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