Ludogorets chief executive Angel Petrichev has confirmed that the reigning Bulgarian champions have taken some serious precautionary measures ahead of their Europa League round of 32 second leg tie away to Inter.

The match at San Siro is due to be played behind closed doors as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak and Ludogorets are not taking any chances.

As per Bulgarian news outlet, the club have will bring 150 safety masks with them to Milan and will also have an epidemiologist – a scientist who studies diseases – among their travelling party.

The epidemiologist will test the players upon their return to Bulgaria, which Ludogorets intend to do immediately after the full time whistle as they look to keep contact with people in Milan to an absolute minimum.

Petrichev has admitted that whilst Inter have not shown much concern, they have still taken what he describes as serious measures to ensure the safety of the players and the club staff who will be there.

“Everyone is worried about the Coronavirus. Our Inter colleagues have not shown much concern and I suppose if there was anything disturbing they would have informed us,” he told

“We have taken some serious measures. In recent days we have been in contact with different institutions. We have negotiated everything. Everything has been explained to the players.”