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In non-coronavirus news, quite a lot of snow has fallen in Spain. It is causing chaos on the roads, particularly in Madrid which has seen its heaviest snowfall in 50 years.
As the snow showed no signs of letting up, Madrid’s Barajas airport halted all incoming and outgoing flights.
“For safety reasons, operations have been stopped at Airport AS Madrid-Barajas, until visibility is improved. The work to clear the runways continues in order to resume operations as soon as possible BorrascaFilomena,” it tweeted.
The Australian government suspended lifted mutual obligation requirements for welfare recipients in greater Brisbane in response to the three-day lockdown.
Mutual obligation requirements for people on the jobseeker payment have been suspended until next Sunday, 17 January, meaning people will not have their payment suspended for failing to attend an appointment with an employment service or failing to attend work for the dole. More information here.