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Newcastle end hand-shake ritual amid coronavirus threat

The coronavirus threat has forced Newcastle United to abandon a special morning ritual. Steve Bruce's players have formed a habit of shaking hands with every teammate and members of the backroom staff daily as they meet for training. However, the practice has been temporarily suspended based on medical advice. “There’s a ritual here that everybody shakes hands with everybody as soon as we see each other every morning,” said Bruce in preparation for Saturday’s Premier League game against Burnley at St James’ Park. “But we’ve stopped that on the advice of our club doctor. Thankfully, we’ve got a superb doctor here and he will keep us informed of what we have to do. 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 i...