Governor-General David Hurley tests positive to Covid-19

Australia’s Governor-General David Hurley has tested positive for COVID-19.

A spokesperson for General Hurley said he had received both vaccine doses, as well as a booster, and was experiencing mild symptoms.

He is isolating at his Sydney residence Admiralty House, where he will continue to perform his official duties remotely.

NSW Deputy Premier Paul Toole also confirmed he has COVID-19 and was experiencing minor symptoms including a sore throat and a temperature.

He had been in isolation because a family member had tested positive.

“It’s been a long week in our house, with my oldest daughter getting COVID-19 at the start of the week, followed by my wife and youngest daughter, and then my son,” he said.

“Today my results have come back and I have tested positive too.

“At least the dog’s still happy to see me while we’re working together in the backyard.”

Camera IconNSW Deputy Premier Paul Toole contracted Covid-19 alongside his family. NCA Newswire / Gaye Gerard Credit: News Corp Australia

NSW Governor Margaret Beazley tested positive for COVID-19 on Saturday, while her husband Dennis Wilson also contracted the virus.

“The governor and her husband are fully vaccinated,” a statement said.

“(She) is experiencing mild flu-like symptoms and is resting at Government House.

“The governor’s immediate program has been cancelled in line with advice from NSW Health.”

South Australian Premier Steven Marshall is isolating in his Adelaide home after his daughter tested positive.

Mr Marshall has so far tested negative, but will remain in isolation until at least Thursday.

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg confirmed on Friday that he had tested positive to COVID-19.

There were more than 100,000 new COVID-19 cases confirmed in Australia on Sunday.

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