The Chinese Xinhua agency (of all places) reports that Duntroon has had to cancel the annual beating of the retreat parade because a cadet has come down with the pig sniffles.
- The defense department on Friday said one cadet at the Canberra college, which trains officers for the army, had tested positive for the virus.
A number of other cadets due to march in the parade have been quarantined as a precaution.
Apparently it has been cancelled once before.
UPDATE: Apologies, it’s just a parade and not the beating of the retreat.