Prime Minister confirms COVID-19 diagnosis

Prime Minister Scott Morrison. Photo: Melinda Jane.
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Prime Minister Scott Morrison has tested positive to COVID-19.

His office released a statement late last night confirming his diagnosis.

“I am experiencing flu-like symptoms and will be recovering over the next week,” Mr Morrison said.

“I had tested myself daily since Sunday, including this morning, with all tests returning a negative result.

“I took a further test this evening after developing a fever late today. The test was inconclusive so I took a PCR test tonight which returned a positive result late this evening.

“I am continuing to follow health guidelines and am isolating at home in Sydney.

“Jenny and the girls have thankfully tested negative but will isolate for seven days at home as close contacts.”

Mr Morrison said he will continue working while in isolation.

“While in isolation I will continue to discharge all my responsibilities as Prime Minister, including virtually chairing meetings of the National Security and Expenditure Review Committees of Cabinet, focusing on our emergency response to the devastating floods in Queensland and New South Wales, and ensuring we stand with each and every one of the affected communities both now and as the waters eventually recede,” he said.

“I will also be focused on our urgent response to the tragedy unfolding in the Ukraine and Russia’s senseless aggression, staying in regular contact with our security and intelligence officials and our international partners, as well as working with the Treasurer to finalise the Budget.”

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