PM still going to watch ‘beloved Sharks’ despite virus shutdown

“We will be advising against organised non-essential gatherings of persons of 500 people or greater from Monday,” he told reporters this afternoon.

“That of course does not include schools, it does not include university lectures, it does not mean people getting on public transport or going to airports or things of that nature.

“These events that we are seeking to advise against and restrict are non-essential, organised gatherings of 500 persons or more.”

The federal government will advise against organised gatherings of 500 people or more – from Monday. Picture: James Gourley/AAPSource:AAP

Mr Morrison is loud and proud about his support for the Cronulla Sharks, who will play their round one games against the South Sydney Rabbitohs at ANZ Stadium at 5.30pm tomorrow.

Cronulla's Wade Graham at a game against the Bulldogs. Picture: Brett Costello

Cronulla’s Wade Graham at a game against the Bulldogs. Picture: Brett CostelloSource:News Corp Australia

“The fact that I would still be going on Saturday speaks not just to my passion for my beloved Sharks, it might be the last game I get to go to for a long time,” the Prime Minister said.

“That’s fine.”

The impassioned reactions to Mr Morrison’s comment came thick and fast on Twitter.

Federal chief health officer Professor Brendan Murphy said they expect to see “a few more cases of community transmission” by Monday.

“There’s no immediacy about this but we need to get ahead of the curve so the recommendation was Monday and the premiers and the Prime Minister,” he said today.

“It wouldn’t have mattered if they had made a decision one or two days either side; it was felt that that was a reasonable time to progress.”


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