Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has confirmed he’s tested positive for Covid – again – just months after he contracted the virus during the election campaign.
The positive test has immediate implications for the national cabinet meeting that was due to be held this week.
“This afternoon I had a routine PCR test which returned a positive result for Covid-19,’’ Mr Albanese said.
“I will be isolating and will continue to work from home.
“I encourage anyone who is unwell to test and to take any extra precautions to keep their families and neighbours well.”
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese speaking to media on Saturday. (The Advertiser/ Morgan Sette)
State premiers were due to fly into Sydney on Tuesday for talks with the national cabinet originally scheduled for Wednesday morning.
Mr Albanese may be able to participate remotely, depending on his health condition.
In April, he tested positive for Covid-19 in the second week of the federal election campaign.
At the time, he said he was “feeling fine” and would be isolating at home.
“I am grateful to know that I will have access to the world’s best health care if I need it, because of Medicare,’’ he said.
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