Australia: Deputy Prime Minister Positive About Coronavirus During US Visit


Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce tested positive for Covid-19 in Washington, DC, where he is paying an official visit.

The other members of the Australian delegation were also examined but no positive cases were found among them. Joyce will remain in quarantine until further notice.

Joyce had mild symptoms and decided to get tested for Covid-19. He is the highest-ranking Australian politician to be affected by the disease since the pandemic began.

Joyce arrived in the United States on Tuesday after visiting Britain and meeting with senior government officials.

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