Canadian Parliament shuts until April 20 due to pandemic

Canadian Parliament shuts until April 20 due to pandemic Photo: WDIO-TV file

Updated: March 13, 2020 05:49 PM

TORONTO (AP) - Canada's Parliament has agreed to shut down for more than a month.


The move comes while Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is governing remotely from his home, in self-imposed quarantine after his wife tested positive for the new coronavirus Thursday.

Friday's vote is meant to to help ensure lawmakers do not contribute to the spread of for virus.

All parties in Parliament agreed to the suspension, which means lawmakers will miss two weeks of sessions since they had previously planned to be away next week and two weeks in April.

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