Peter Dutton in home quarantine after sons linked to Qld outbreak

Australia’s Defence Minister has been caught up in Queensland’s coronavirus outbreak, confirming that he’s in home quarantine for two weeks.

It’s understood one of Dutton’s sons attend one of the schools that have had to go into isolation after being exposed to the highly infectious Delta strain of Covid-19.

The outbreak has forced the whole of southeast Queensland into its harshest lockdown yet, which isn’t due to end until Sunday, August 8.


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Mr Dutton and his family are now under home quarantine orders to stay at home for the next two weeks.

He’s so far tested negative to the delta variant but had already been positive to Covid earlier in the coronavirus pandemic.

He contracted it in March 2020 after recently returning from the United States.

It’s understood Mr Dutton will miss parliament but will participate remotely.