Tuesday, May 17, 2022

Deputy Leader of Nationals David Littleproud tests Covid positive

Deputy Leader of The Nationals David Littleproud has tested positive to COVID-19 following the first sitting week of Parliament.
Mr Littleproud broke the news on Twitter this afternoon, explaining he woke up feeling unwell this morning.
He immediately took a PCR test, which returned a positive result for COVID-19.
“I have had vaccinations and a booster and will now comply with ACT health orders,” he said.
In the ACT, everyone who tests positive to COVID-19 must isolate for at least seven days.
Western Australia records 68 new COVID-19 cases
Meanwhile, West Australians are being urged to take the Omicron variant of COVID-19 “seriously” as the state recorded 68 new cases overnight.
Of the new cases, 27 are linked to known close contacts, 25 are travel-related cases and the remaining five are being followed up by the state’s contact tracers.
No deaths associated with COVID-19 were reported overnight.
Queensland expecting Covid spike as schools reopen
Queensland has today reported 7,311 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths amid warnings school student infections will rise in coming weeks.
There are currently 496 people in hospital with coronavirus across the state, with 45 requiring intensive care.
Queensland yesterday recorded 3660 infections and 13 fatalities.
Chief Health Officer John Gerrard said officials were monitoring cases in children after last week’s return to classroom learning for students.
“We’re averaging about between 1,000 and 1,500 children diagnosed formally with COVID per day across the state – almost all of whom have very mild disease,” Dr Gerrard said.

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