Australia’s Scott Morrison tests positive for Covid-19
Australia’s Scott Morrison tests positive for Covid-19

Australia’s Scott Morrison tests positive for Covid-19

CANBERRA, Australia – Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he has tested positive for Covid-19 but will continue his official duties while isolating himself.

“I’m experiencing flu-like symptoms and will recover within the next week,” Morrison said in a announcement.

He said he would continue to work as prime minister focusing on the government’s response war in Ukraine and devastating floods on the east coast of Australia. He is isolating himself in his official residence in Sydney after being tested positive on Tuesday.

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A senior minister working closely with the prime minister said on Wednesday he was also infected.

“I am not experiencing any significant symptoms, only a mild headache,” Ben Morton, who is assisting the prime minister and the cabinet, said in a statement. Morton said he would continue to work while in solitary confinement in Canberra, the Australian capital.

Morrison held a press conference with Secretary of Defense Peter Dutton on Tuesday where the government promised $ 50 million in missiles, ammunition and other military hardware to Ukraine.

Dutton became Australia’s first governing party legislator to become infected with Covid-19 during a visit to Washington, DC in March 2020. He will be required to isolate himself for a week.

Morrison was among the first Australians to be vaccinated against Covid-19 in February last year and has since received two additional doses.

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