Australia medical officer questions NRL decision to restart on May 28

Australia’s deputy chief medical officer Paul Kelly has raised concerns over the NRL’s decision to resume play on May 28.

The NRL season has been suspended for the previous three weeks due to the coronavirus pandemic – but will return on May 28.

But health advisor Kelly is concerned about a possible spread of the virus.

He said: “I don’t think they (NRL) are a law unto themselves.

“Some of the players and coaches may think so, but they’re part of society and they have a part – as we have all done – to support not only safety for themselves but for all of us.

“We all have a place in this and if we loosen the social distancing measures at the moment it can have an implication down the track.”

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