Former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull Tests COVID Positive

Vic surpasses NSW daily total

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Australia's former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed on social media he has returned a positive result of COVID-19.

“Like hundreds of thousands of other Australians I have tested positive for COVID. Symptoms moderate so far. Isolating as required,” Mr Turnbull said on Saturday.

“This pandemic and especially this latest wave has put our health professionals under enormous pressure - please be polite and considerate when dealing with the front-line health workers.

“They have had two years of relentless pressure and it’s now at its most intense. So give them the love and respect they deserve, please.”

The announcement comes after Treasurer Josh Frydenberg recently tested positive, announcing he has been isolating with family.

Earlier this year, Peter Dutton was diagnosed with the virus which was followed by the new of former MP Barnaby Joyce contracting the virus while on a business trip in Washington DC.

Defence Minister Dutton said during infectious period in March that he was briefly hospitalised with a fever before being cleared.

In the 24 hours leading up to Friday night, Victoria recorded a staggering 51,356 new daily cases, surpassing NSW as the state notched up 45,098.

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8 January 2022

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