Coronavirus live update Australia: NSW government to allow NRL crowds back in stands as it seeks court ban on protest – latest news

Planned protests at a time of social distancing draw criticism, including from Scott Morrison, as Melbourne school student tests positive

7.56am BST

Bizarre stuff here. As the court hears from Raul Bassi, the organiser of Saturday’s planned protest in Sydney, about his credentials organising “the three biggest protests in solidarity with Aboriginal people in this city”, the NSW chief health officer, Kerry Chant, appears on TV screens around the court room.

It appears police have arranged for her to provide her opinion on the public health repercussions of the event.

7.52am BST

Some breaking news. The NSW government has just given permission for NRL fans to watch live games in stadiums, effective next week, as long as physical distancing is adhered to.

BREAKING: The NSW Government has given the NRL permission to allow crowds to attend games from next week under strict social-distancing rules #NRL

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