AFL shortens season, NRL floats cutting players’ salaries as COVID-19 spreads | ABC News

Australian sport is in a state of flux with the AFL announcing it will reduce the competition to 17 rounds, while second tier competitions have been abandoned. But federal MP Andrew Lamming, who’s a registered doctor, says all contact sport needs to stop to prevent the spread of coronavirus.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

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