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Australia Open postponed due to air pollution by fires

UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY NEWS)

Matches on the second day of the Australian Open tennis tournament have been postponed for two hours due to air pollution caused by uncontrolled fires that continue for months in the country.

Weather conditions are expected to return to normal by tomorrow, while by the evening it is expected to vary between the range of very poor and dangerous quality.

Smoke and air pollution caused by fires that continue across Australia throughout September have had a negative impact on the opening matches of the Melbourne Grand Slam Tennis Tournament.

There has been criticism because the matches were played in polluted air.

Australian tennis player Bernard Tomic, who had difficulty breathing due to inclement weather, had to be treated at regular intervals during the first half of the match.

Also, Slovenian tennis player Dalila Jakupovic, left the game in half after facing difficulty breathing.

Australia is facing deadly fires that cannot be controlled. It is estimated that as a result of fires around 10 million hectares of land have been damaged, over 2,000 homes have been burned and about half a billion animals destroyed.

At least 27 people have died as a result of the fires.

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