NSW Health Minster hit back at decision to approve overseas arrival of New Zealand NRL team

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<p>New Zealand&#x27;s NRL team the Warriors not receive any &quot;special treatment&quot; under NSW lockdown laws, Health Minister Brad Hazzard has said.</p>
New Zealand's NRL team the Warriors not receive any "special treatment" under NSW lockdown laws , Health Minister Brad Hazzard has said.

Mr Hazzard said the NRL players will not be provided with any exemptions from NSW isolation restrictions despite being approved to fly directly to Tamworth tomorrow by the federal government .

NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard gives an update on the coronavirus situation in the state on Saturday May 2, 2020. (Nine News)

Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton confirmed the Australian Border Force has granted 36 members of the Warriors team an exemption to fly to Australia.

The players are expected to arrive in Tamworth tomorrow and will be allowed to train outdoors despite the mandatory 14-day hotel quarantine period for overseas arrivals.

Mr Hazzard admitted he "agonised" over the decision to allow the team to play however there would be no exemptions made and the team will still be required to isolate consistent with the state's quarantine restrictions.

New Zealand Warriors will arrive in Tamworth tomorrow despite the state's strict lockdown restrictions. (Twitter)

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