LNP Senator Susan McDonald Is The 2nd Australian Politician To Be Diagnosed With COVID-19

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Queensland LNP Senator Susan McDonald is the latest government official to test positive to coronavirus, just days after Peter Dutton’s diagnosis.

In a statement on Monday evening, McDonald announced that she has tested positive to the COVID-19 virus and has since been admitted to hospital.

“On Friday evening I began feeling unwell with a sore throat and a mild temperature, so I went to the Townsville Base Hospital Emergency Department to be tested for coronavirus before returning home, where I have been in self-isolation since that time,” her statement reads.

“Unfortunately the test has today come back positive and I have now been admitted to hospital, where I will remain under the direction of Queensland Health.”

Thankfully, it is being reported that McDonald skipped last weekend’s Cowboys v Broncos NRL game because she felt unwell. More than 22,000 people were in attendance at the event at Queensland Country Bank Stadium.

The Townsville-based senator is the second confirmed case in the city, and the second Australian politician to test positive to COVID-19.

McDonald did not disclose where she thinks she contracted the virus. According to the Herald Sun, it is understood that she has not come into contact with Peter Dutton directly, but has met with people who have seen him over the last few days.

As it currently stands, two politicians have tested positive to the COVID-19 coronavirus. At the time of publication, Prime Minister Scott Morrison still has not been tested following his contact with Peter Dutton.

More to come.