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North Melbourne players in quarantine COVID-19 after returning from Perth with permission to ‘train and play’

Kangaroos AFL players and officials are isolating themselves after returning from Perth to Melbourne, but have been allowed to continue training and playing according to league protocols.

The Kangaroos played Fremantle at an empty Perth Stadium last night after the Western Australian government imposed a three-day blockade on Friday after the state’s latest COVID-19 scare.

The club’s travel group was tested for COVID-19 at its Arden Street base after they returned to Melbourne.

They will isolate themselves in their homes for 14 days, according to current Victorian government guidelines regarding arrivals from a red zone.

The AFL released a statement this afternoon saying that the state government has granted players and Kangaroos officials who have traveled to Perth an exemption that allows them to leave their homes to “train and play” according to league protocols.

“All training sessions will be closed to the general public with the media to be completed remotely by videoconference for a period of 14 days,” says the statement.

Kangaroos players can also leave their homes for medical care or supplies, or out of compassion.

They are scheduled to play in Melbourne, Hobart, next Sunday.

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