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3 minutes ago, dl4e said:

I don't believe that. Reckon he has had it since Ireland. Out of all the people in the afl there is one who has it and he recently come from overseas. That is where the bulk of cases come from.

Yep.. or got it on the flight / airports coming in.  Possibly incubation way beyond 14 days if he got it over there.

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3 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The AFL is not above the Victorian government rules which are that you have to isolate for 14 days if in close contact with someone who tests positive.

On that basis, Essendon should be ruled out of Rounds 4 and 5 as well as tomorrow’s postponed game. 

The consequences are that the fixture for the coming rounds is automatically revised or the Bombers forfeit those games or the season gets cancelled.

Feel sorry for McKenna and Essendon but it’s likely that this is not going to be the only isolated incident over the season and a precedent has to be set for the season that’s reasonable for all parties involved.

I agree with all that, but feeling soory for Essendon is a step too far.

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3 minutes ago, Whispering_Jack said:

The AFL is not above the Victorian government rules which are that you have to isolate for 14 days if in close contact with someone who tests positive.

On that basis, Essendon should be ruled out of Rounds 4 and 5 as well as tomorrow’s postponed game. 

The consequences are that the fixture for the coming rounds is automatically revised or the Bombers forfeit those games or the season gets cancelled.

Feel sorry for McKenna and Essendon but it’s likely that this is not going to be the only isolated incident over the season and a precedent has to be set for the season that’s reasonable for all parties involved.

If McKenna trained with a low grade positive, surely they have breached protocol and have to Forfeit this and any future rounds missed?

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1 minute ago, Mental Demons said:

They said in the press release that he had 5 negative tests. The most resent negative test was Wednesday. Friday's test was ambiguous and the retest on Saturday was positive. 

That doesn't mean he did not have it. I made this point in an earlier post.

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1 hour ago, Sir Why You Little said:

Game tomorrow cannot go on if that is the case

Maybe the druggies should just forfeit the game?

 

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1 minute ago, Mental Demons said:

They said in the press release that he had 5 negative tests. The most resent negative test was Wednesday. Friday's test was ambiguous and the retest on Saturday was positive. 

Given that the players are all in very closely managed bubbles the immediate source should "in theory" not be too hard to find

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