A group of around 50 political staffers have arrived at Parliament House in Canberra decked out in full personal protective equipment (PPE).
“It’s a hassle wearing all this stuff, but I’m not taking any chances,” says one worker.
It comes amid a slew of parliamentary sex act allegations, including rape and sexual harassment.
The group say their protective measures are in no way connected to covid-19.
“I walked into a room and saw an MP masterbating only a few metres from the doorway,” says another political staffer. “Covid-19 is the least of my concerns right now.”
More political staffers are expected to show up to work full PPE tomorrow as the crisis widens.
More to come.