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David Warner, Aaron Finch question Australian government’s coronavirus measures

Written by Vishwas Gupta

Australia captain Aaron Finch and opener David Warner questioned their government’s new rules to tackle with the novel coronavirus outbreak.

Australia will impose a 14-day self isolation on all international passenger arrivals from midnight Sunday to try and contain the spread of coronavirus, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said.

Australia will also ban cruise ships from foreign ports for an initial 30 days, he said. Australia has recorded more than 250 coronavirus cases and three deaths.

Australia’s ODI series against New Zealand on home soil was also cancelled due to the coronavirus outbreak. The first match of the series in Sydney was played in an empty stadium with fans being barred from the Sydney Cricket Ground. Australia won that game by 71 runs before the series was called off.

“Genuine question – how does the Government know if new arrivals are actually self-isolating? #COVID19Aus,” a journalist posted on Twitter, Warner and Finch replied on the same.

“Or, what about the uber/taxi/bus/train they catch from the airport to their place,” Warner tweeted.

“Have been wondering the same thing!!” Finch wrote.

The measures will begin from midnight Monday Australian east coast time. Prime Minister Scott Morrison made the announcement Sunday after a phone hookup with the leaders of Australian states and territories leaders under a new national cabinet meeting.

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