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Canadian Parliament shuts until April 20 due to pandemic

BY , Mar 13, 2020 3:57 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

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 corona virus.

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

The moves a day after Trudeau's wife tested positive.

The prime minister himself has been in selfimposed quarantine.

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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