Lock down

Crusaders players flout lockdown rules

The gathering, which included All Black first five Richie Mo'unga, is against the rules set out by the New Zealand government in relation to coronavirus lockdown.

In a statement the Crusaders said:

The Crusaders are aware of some of our players training at Malvern Park in Christchurch today (Monday).

Management have spoken with the players involved, all of whom live within walking distance of Malvern Park.

India's PM Modi seeks 'forgiveness' over lockdown

Criticism has mounted over the lack of planning ahead of the coronavirus shutdown, which was introduced with less than four hours' notice. 

Many of India's 1.3 billion citizens have been left jobless and hungry. 

Tens of thousands of migrant labourers have been forced to walk hundreds of kilometres to their native villages. 

In his weekly radio address PM Narendra Modi apologised for the impact of the strict stay-at-home measures. 

But he said there was "no other way" to stop the rapid spread of the virus. 

Tonga declares lockdown starting this weekend

The lock-down requires everyone to stay at home.

The exception to the isolation order includes purchasing or supplying essential consumer goods, obtaining medical supplies or seeking medical assistance, access to banking and other financial services and attending work as a member of an essential service provider.

Night-time curfews will be in place from 8pm to 6am and will be enforced by the Police, the Armed Forces and other authorised officers.

All licensed bars, restaurants, night clubs, bottle stores and liquor manufacturers are to close.