The Western Australian government has expressed doubts about hosting the Australia-New Zealand match scheduled for Saturday, August 28 in Perth, as part of the second day of the rugby tournament.
the reason ? Covid-19 cases emerge in Auckland. To stem the spread of the virus, New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced a three-day lockdown from Tuesday. In the face of concern about the virus, the Western Australian government for its part has imposed a 14-day isolation on all people from New Zealand. This includes in particular the All Blacks, who are due to leave for Perth on Sunday, Mark McGowan, prime minister of Western Australia, reported on Wednesday.
A favorable outcome is expected
“We’re not sure”He told local media in Perth. However, McGowan was not closed off to the idea of sparing actions related to Ian Foster’s players. “We may find an arrangement. We can create a healthy bubble or they will have to respect the rules that apply to everyone.”, It is to explain. To follow up: “It is an ever-changing situation and we are trying to see what can be done. It would be a huge disappointment for rugby fans if we had to cancel the match.”
In July, similar doubts were expressed before the Wallabies arrived in New Zealand, for the Bledisloe Cup and Rugby Championship matches. But New Zealand officials finally let the Australians land in the Land of the Long White Cloud. So it is hoped an arrangement of this kind.
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