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After all the chaos at the Capitol Hill late Wednesday, Australian PM Morrison makes an announcement this Thursday, revising its travel advisory and prompting the nationals to advise ‘don’t go there’. 

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“Riots …  we’ve seen in Washington DC have been terribly distressing.”

“We hope for a peaceful and stable transition of government to the new administration elected by the American people.”

Separately PM Morrison called a special meeting of the national cabinet on January 8 in order to discuss a proposal to “strengthen the COVID safety” of international travel amid the emergence of a new virus strain in the UK.

Market reaction

Markets have shrugged off the Capitol Hill drama, as the risk sentiment remains underpinned amid a Blue sweep of the Senate.