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BREAKING: Premier League ANNOUNCES first change for the matches CORONAVIRUS fears

The Premier League has officially announced there will not be handshakes between players and match officials for the upcoming match-day. 

The official statement says: “The Premier League fair-play handshake will not take place between players and match officials from this weekend until further notice based on medical advice.”

“Coronavirus is spread via droplets from the nose and mouth and can be transmitted on to the hands and passed on via a handshake.

“Clubs and match officials will still perform the rest of the traditional walk-out protocol ahead of each fixture.

“On entering the field of play, the two teams will continue to line up, accompanied by the Premier League music, then players from the home team will walk past their opposition without shaking their hands.”

Earlier, Italian government has decided to organize all the upcoming sporting events behind-closed-doors. Fans will not be allowed to attend any events until April 3. 

More information to follow

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