Plenty of questions will be asked whether it is the right decision, however the AFL have assured the public that the season will be suspended immediately if any player tests positive to the virus and that the AFL is following the best advice from the Australian government.
Australia already has some 454 confirmed cases with 6 people dying from the disease. However, other countries have been hit hard with cases skyrocketing since the outbreak.
McLachlan assured the public that things can change very quickly and the AFL will have to be fluid in their approach.
“We must go forward day-by-day listening to the advice and continue to make the best decisions for our industry of balancing wellbeing, welfare, leadership and economic and social impacts.” McLaughlan said on Wednesday night.
It was also revealed that the AFLW season will be cut short, forgoing the final two rounds to head straight into a finals series.