Two Fiji players arrested for breaching quarantine protocols

The two players breached the 14-day self-isolation quarantine protocol
The two players breached the 14-day self-isolation quarantine protocol
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The Fiji Rugby Union has confirmed that two players have been arrested for breaching the quarantine protocols on their return to country.

The players names have not been revealed but according to reports in the Fiji Times, it is understood that they were Sevens and international players.

The Fiji government has made it mandatory for all the players returning to the country from foreign to remain in self-isolation for 14 days to check for any symptoms of the coronavirus.

“For those of you that have chosen not to respect the mandatory 14-day self isolation, shame on you and each of you will have your day of reckoning,” Fiji Rugby’s high-performance manager and former international Simon Raiwalui said on Facebook following the incident.

Fiji Rugby chief executive John O’Connor condemned the behaviour of the players and said strict actions will be taken.

“We strongly condemn the behaviour of these two players and their disregard for lawful instructions to self-isolate themselves,” O’Connor said.

“The Fiji Rugby family wants to put on record our great disappointment at the irresponsible behaviour of these two players putting their families and other Fijians at risk.

“Such irresponsible behaviour is totally unacceptable, and we support the actions of the Police in arresting these two players and any further action taken against them.”