Canberra has world's worst air due to bushfire smoke - and no masks


A man cleaning the forecourt of Parliament House surrounded by smoke haze early morning in Canberra on Sunday (Jan 5). - Reuters

CANBERRA: Australia's capital Canberra currently has the worst air quality in the world due to smoke from bushfires around the region, but residents have complained about masks being unavailable.

Public galleries, museums, parks, universities and even the city shopping centre have been forced to close on Sunday, while Qantas has cancelled all its flight to the nation's capital.

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