David Hurley, Australia’s fully vaccinated and boosted Governor-General, tests positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing symptoms – 7NEWS

January 15, 2022

Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley has contracted COVID-19.
The 68-year-old is isolating at Admiralty House and will continue to perform his official duties remotely, a spokesperson said on Sunday.
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General Hurley is fully vaccinated, had received a booster shot and was experiencing “slight symptoms”.
“He is isolating at Admiralty House and will continue to follow all health advice and directions,” Office of the Official Secretary to the Governor-General said in a statement.
“Recent close contacts have been notified. His Excellency is double vaccinated and has received his booster.
General Hurley serves as the Queen’s representative in Australia in his role as Governor-General.
News of the head of state’s infection came just hours after Government House Sydney announced New South Wales Governor Margaret Beazley had tested positive.
“Her Excellency is experiencing mild flu-like symptoms and is resting at Government House,” a spokesman said.
“The Governor’s immediate program has been cancelled in line with advice from NSW Health.”
Other high profile political figures to test positive include federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg, who on Friday revealed he had contracted the virus and was isolating with his family.
NSW Deputy Premier Paul Toole on Sunday also confirmed he is currently infected.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall is in isolation after his daughter returned a positive result.


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