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Peter Dutton: Australia minister tests positive for virus

Mr Dutton, who sits on the national security committee, said he woke up with a “temperature and sore throat”.

He said he immediately contacted his local health department in Queensland and is now in hospital.

There are currently 156 confirmed cases in Australia, including US actor Tom Hanks, who is in Queensland.

Hanks is there with his wife Rita Wilson – who also has the virus – to make a film about Elvis Presley.

“This morning I woke up with a temperature and sore throat. I feel fine and will provide an update in due course,” said Mr Dutton on Twitter.

“It is the policy of Queensland Health that anyone who tests positive is to be admitted into hospital and I have complied with their advice.”

Source: BBC

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