Pauline Hanson has tested positive for COVID-19, just two days out from the federal election.
The One Nation founder and leader has not been vaccinated against the virus.
In a statement released by Senator Hanson, she has thanked her supporters – and her critics.
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“I thank all of those people who have sent their well wishes,” Senator Hanson says.
“And apologise to those who had hoped that I would drop dead.”
She told KIIS 106.5’s Kyle & Jackie O Show that she is doing okay.
“I haven’t been in hospital, I’m still kicking,”
“I’m alive and I’m fine.”
Senator Hanson could be heard coughing throughout the interview.
She claims she caught the virus while campaigning in Western Australia.
“I travelled the five States, around the whole of Australia campaigning, but I go to the most locked-down state last week to Western Australia,”
“The love was spread and I got it when I came home.”
She confirmed she tested positive last Saturday and will be forced to remain in isolation on election day this Saturday.
“Look it’s been disappointing put it that way.”