England coach Shaun Wane has urged people to stay at home and protect the NHS.
The rugby league season is suspended indefinitely due to the coronavirus pandemic that has affected all areas of the globe.
Wane said: “I know these are very testing times for everybody in the world.
“I’m 55 and I’ve been reading today that people around my age group are struggling to stay within the recommended government guidelines.
“They are very simple to be honest – stay indoors unless it’s absolutely essential that you need to go out.
“The fact is that this virus is that dangerous that you don’t need to have the symptoms to spread it so it is really important that you stay indoors.
“People are leaving us before their time’s up and that’s wrong so we need to stay in, it’s very simple.
🏡 Stay Home. Protect the @NHSuk. Save Lives.
— England Rugby League (@England_RL) April 2, 2020
“Make sure you have a focus in your day, so organise your day, plan your day, make improvements to get better. That’s what you need to strive to do and this will be over.
“This will end and we need to make sure we come through the back end of this and become better people, better at everything.
“Let’s sure we make sure we do the right thing, look after everyone, the fantastic NHS and just stay in.”
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