St Mirren have urged those with cold or flu-like symptoms to stay away from tonight’s match with Hearts.

The Buddies host the Jambos in a huge match at the bottom of the Premiership. A win for Jim Goodwin’s side could take them out of the relegation zone and six clear of bottom place Hearts. Alternatively, a defeat could leave them joint-bottom.

A big game for Goodwin. (Photo by Ben Banks)

Prior to this meeting though the Paisley club have issued a statement on the current situation with coronavirus. The virus is currently sweeping through the globe and over 110,000 cases have been diagnosed.

Scotland has also recently had its first cases, with 27 bouts of coronavirus confirmed. It’s led to widespread cancelations of sporting event across the globe.

Serie A has been halted until at least April 3, Manchester City v Arsenal has been postponed tonight and several other events have also been called off due to safety fears.

Football shutdowns are taking place. (Photo by MARCO BERTORELLO/AFP via Getty Images)

To minimise risk at St Mirren v Hearts tonight, the Buddies have issued a statement advising supporters with cold or flu symptoms to stay away from the ground.

 

“We would respectfully ask that anyone who has any cold or flu like symptoms does not attend the game this evening,” the statement reads.

“While there is every likelihood that you will just have the cold or flu it is imperative that we protect the health and wellbeing of all these who attend the game and we cannot take any risks.

“Our stewards will be briefed accordingly and anyone with cold or flu like symptoms will not be admitted. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused.”

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