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Bushfire haze in Melbourne casts doubt on Australian Open starting on time

1 month ago   |   By The Guardian

Organisers optimistic tournament will go ahead People's health is a priority, says Craig Tiley Less than a fortnight before the start of the Australian Open, Melbourne lies under a thickening blanket of bushfire haze, and air quality has been downgraded to “very poor” and “hazardous”, which constitutes a serious health threat. There is a chance the tournament will be delayed, although conditions are expected to ease before the start on 20 January. Smoke drifting across from Tasmania has mixed with continued pollution from fires in rural Victoria, and the air quality index that put Canberra...
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