Prime Minister’s senior adviser in isolation

There are fears the coronavirus has reached the Prime Minister, with one of his senior advisers now in isolation.

Nico Louw was confirmed as a close contact of a confirmed case in Sydney, after dining at the Apollo Greek restaurant in Potts Point at the same time as an infected person.

He’s reportedly tested negative, but has had to self-isolate for fourteen days as a precaution.


Meantime, it’s understood Prime Minister Scott Morrison is in the clear.

His office confirmed the news via a statement.

“A staff member in the PMO is self-isolating after NSW Health issued a new alert last night.

“The acting chief medical officer advises that because the staff member has no Covid-19 symptoms, the prime minister is clear to continue with his plans,” the statement read.

But there are fears that if the virus has been able to spread, it may have been brought into Queensland, with the Prime Minister and his team here just yesterday.

The trip had to be cut short for Scott Morrison to return to Canberra to deal with the aged care crisis in Victoria.