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Home Minister Peter Dunton, tested positive for coronavirus

Australian Prime Minister’s office issued statement that the Home Mininster Peter Dunton is being quarantined after being tested positive for coronavirus.

Following confirmation the Minister for Home Affairs has tested positive for coronavirus, he has been isolated according to the policies of Queensland Health.

Queensland Health will undertake the appropriate contact tracing.

The Minister attended Tuesday’s meeting of the Federal Cabinet in person and Thursday’s meeting of the National Security Committee via video link.

In advice provided to the Prime Minister this evening, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer has reiterated that only people who had close contact with the Minister in the preceding 24 hours before he became symptomatic need to self-isolate.

That does not include the Prime Minister or any other members of the Cabinet.