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Australia delays opening of parliament

Ns News Online Desk:Ns News Online Desk: The opening of parliament in Australia has been delayed by several weeks due to the spread of the virus in the country’s two most populous states.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison asked the speaker of the parliament to cancel a two-week session which was due to begin on 4 August.

The next meeting is planned for 24 August.

In a written statement, Morrison said: “The government cannot ignore the risk to parliamentarians, their staff, the staff within the parliament and the broader community.”

Victoria and New South Wales are currently experiencing a surge in cases. On Saturday New South Wales recorded 15 more cases while Victoria saw 217 new infections.

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