Peter Dutton diagnosed with Covid-19

The Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton has been diagnosed with coronavirus Covid-19.

In a statement posted to Twitter Dutton announced that he tested positive to Covid-19 after waking up this morning with a temperature and a sore throat.

The Minister is currently in hospital but says he feels fine and will provide an update soon.

Read the statement below:

Elsewhere, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's wife Sophie Gregoire Trudeau has also tested positive to the virus. 

Updated at 6:02pm AEDT on 13 March 2020.

 


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