Prime Minister Scott Morrison (pictured) warns NRL safety comes first (AAP Image/Mick Tsikas)
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says the NRL won't be given any "special arrangements" to aid their ambitious plan to recommence the competition on May 28.
He told the Seven Network on Tuesday he welcomed the NRL's efforts to restart the suspended season after the shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic, but warned against doing so hastily.
"I like that they’ve got an ambitious date, but it will be subject to the health advice there will be no special set of arrangements, the health advice is paramount" – Prime Minister @ScottMorrisonMP on the return of the NRL. #9News pic.twitter.com/V21MiWyan4— Nine News Australia (@9NewsAUS) April 13, 2020
"Obviously, all of these things will be subject to the health advice and the health clearances that are necessary ... the health advice has to be paramount. I have no doubt that the NRL and the other codes understand that and they will comply with that," Morrison said.
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