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NRL plans to press on through pandemic

The NRL will attempt to forge on with the 2020 season despite strict new coronavirus measures which have prompted the AFL to postpone its competition.

Virus forces more draconian measures

A wide-ranging shutdown of non-essential services has been walked back after a meeting between the prime minister and state and territory leaders.

AFL calls time, other codes face shutdown

The AFL has been suspended, the AFLW season is over with no premiers and the ability of Australia's other professional football codes to play on through the coronavirus pandemic appears increasingly untenable.

Suspended AFL faces 'most serious threat'

The AFL has been plunged into the fight of its life after drastic new coronavirus measures put in place by federal and state governments prompted the shutdown of the 2020 premiership season.

Cancel interstate holidays:PM

All non-essential travel within Australia should be cancelled to help stop the spread of coronavirus, the government has urged, after border closures in several states.

Virus advances as medical supplies dwindle

The virus pandemic has advanced with the US and Europe reporting soaring new cases, prompting a scramble in some regions to set up additional hospital beds and replenish much-needed medical supplies.