Coronavirus: Mitchell, Addo-Carr to be investigated by police after reportedly breaking COVID-19 rules


New South Wales Police will investigate Josh Addo-Carr and Latrell Mitchell after the NRL pair reportedly broke social-distancing rules amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Melbourne Storm's Addo-Carr and the South Sydney Rabbitohs' Mitchell were pictured ignoring rules during a trip in New South Wales, according to a report in The Daily Telegraph.

It shapes as a blow to the NRL, which has already faced criticism as it plans to resume its season on May 28.

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New South Wales police deputy commissioner Gary Worboys confirmed on Monday that the report would be investigated.

"I've seen the same reports in the media. Of course police haven't been backward at all in taking complaints, commencing investigations and taking the appropriate actions," he told a news conference.

"At this point in time we will wait and see in the fulness of time about where we go with that matter."

He added: "The matter will be investigated. What action is taken will obviously fall out of that investigation."

Australia has seen more than 6,700 confirmed cases of coronavirus, including 83 deaths.

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