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Coronavirus: Warne questions shutting of golf courses

April 19, 2020 13:03 IST
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Former Australian spinner Shane Warne on Sunday said that he cannot find the real reason behind shutting down of golf courses in Australia due to coronavirus pandemic.

"Interesting debate about golf courses & whether they should be open or not. I'm like all Victorian's & doing the right thing by staying home - unless it's necessary are supermarket. But I see 1000's of people out exercising/waking - isn't that golf & good for mental health too," Warne said in his first tweet.

Shane Warne. Photograph: Tom Shaw/Getty Images

"I know some people have lost jobs & doing it tougher than others & that's extremely sad. We are all in this together. Surely common sense & doing the right thing is crucial to get through this. Stay home. But so too is mental health-hence go out and exercise/walk. Isn't that golf," Warne said in his second tweet.

In another tweet, Warne said: "I'm homeschooling my daughter who's doing Y12, stayed home & been on the occasional walk with my son. So I'm doing the right thing. Question is- Are golf courses closed as it doesn't look good or is it really not going to slow the curve if you adhere to the social distancing rules".

To cap off the conversation, the spinner tweeted: "Lastly, I don't need to play golf and will continue to do the right thing and stay home as we are all in this together & we will get through this. It just doesn't seem logical that you can go out and exercise as long as you adhere to the social distancing rules! Isn't that golf".

As per the Sydney Morning Herald, 70 people in Australia have died due to the coronavirus.

On April 16, Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison had announced that the existing restrictions will remain in place for four more weeks to curb the further spreading of the coronavirus.

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