Christian Atsu’s Newcastle ban players from handshake as a precaution against Coronavirus

Christian Atsu and his Newcastle United teammates have been banned from shaking of hands as a precaution against Coronavirus.

Newcastle United

Coronavirus which broke in China in early January is fast spreading throughout the world.

Newcastle United team doctor has banned players of the Magpies to avoid handshake as a precaution to avoid infection of the deadly virus as it becomes a global threat.

"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 Steve 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."

Several clubs including Arsenal and Tottenham Hotspurs have already taken measures over the Coronavirus fears.

A number of sporting events have already been affected by the coronavirus outbreak.

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