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Scott Morrison says federal parliament will be suspended due to coronavirus concerns – SBS News

With coronavirus cases climbing in Victoria and New South Wales, Prime Minister Scott Morrison has moved to suspend parliament.

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The next sitting fortnight of federal parliament will be cancelled due to concerns over the spread of coronavirus.
In a statement, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said he had received advice from acting Chief Medical Officer Paul Kelly regarding the risk of exposure in parliament due to the increased community transmission of COVID-19 in Victoria and the trends in New South Wales.”
The entry of a high-risk group of individuals could jeopardise the health situation in the ACT and place residents …

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