Hearts have become the next in a series of clubs to unveil safety measures in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.

The virus has spread across the globe with over 110,000 confirmed cases, and growing. Scotland has seen its first wave of coronavirus hit the country, with 27 confirmed bouts of the disease present.

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon and the government are working on the COVID-19 issue. (Photo by Jane Barlow-Pool/Getty Images)

Some football matches and other sporting have been postponed worldwide, with the shutdown of Serie A football until at least April 3 one of the bigger safety measures taken.

Hearts take action

The Jambos have also put measures in place to protect the club in the midst of this worrying issue. It mainly relates to co-operation with members of the football department.

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There will be no player appearances, shirt signings or hand shaking with the squad. A mascot programme has also been suspended, meaning only players and officials will be allowed on the park.

Safety measures have been deployed. (Photo by Ewan Bootman/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Hearts will continue to seek advice from the footballing authorities and the government in order to deal with the situation appropriately.

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