The SFA and SPFL have tonight put out a joint statement saying the full SPFL card will go ahead with spectators this weekend.

Here is the full statement as cited by SunSport.

“For the avoidance of doubt, all SPFL games scheduled for this weekend will be proceeding as planned.

“Of course, we ask all fans, players and officials to heed the clear instructions about self-isolation for seven days if they exhibit the symptoms of Coronavirus, and the vital necessity of good handwashing hygiene.

“The Scottish FA has also been invited by UEFA to join a video conference call on Tuesday, at which its Executive Committee will discuss European football’s response to the outbreak with all 55 national associations and other key stakeholders.

“This will enable the Scottish FA to provide clear and unequivocal advice ahead of the UEFA Nations League Play-Off semi-final against Israel on March 26th at Hampden Park.

“Once we are in possession of a definitive action plan from the Scottish Government, we will communicate contingency plans as quickly and as accurately as possible to all our stakeholders.”

After events across Europe have been cancelled amid an escalating infection and death rate across the globe, Scotland and the UK giver emend are inexplicable dithering over what to do.

The Coronavirus is expected to spread through the UK at a rapid rate. Any large events like Sunday should not be going ahead as normal.

Not only to stop the spread, but to avoid a drain on resources between the police and health care professionals.

We continue to be behind the curve and by Monday morning it’s likely we will see closed door games going forward until the virus has peaked.

Celtic and Rangers* should be concerned for their supporters health but not much will be made of it.

The bhoys go to Ibrox on Sunday knowing a win will put them within touching distance of league title number nine.


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