BREAKING: Deputy Prime Minister tests positive to Covid-19

The Deputy Prime Minister has confirmed that he’s contracted Covid-19 while overseas.

Barnaby Joyce posted a statement on Twitter this morning, confirming his positive status.

He returned the positive test in Washington DC but had recently been in the UK.


It’s not yet clear exactly where the Deputy Prime Minister may have picked up the virus, or what sort of strain it is.

According to his statement, the remaining members of his delegation have so far tested negative.

“Mr Joyce will remain in isolation until further advice.

“My Joyce said he had been experiencing mild symptoms and chose to get tested,” the statement reads.