Prime minister Scott Morrison positive with COVID-19, isolating and displaying symptoms

By Jackson Graham

March 2, 2022

Scott Morrison
Scott Morrison has come down with COVID. (AAP Image/Lukas Coch)

Prime minister Scott Morrison says he has COVID-19 and is isolating while continuing to undertake official duties. 

Morrison said in a tweet around 11.30pm on Tuesday that he had returned a positive test result, and was experiencing flu-like symptoms. 

“I had tested myself daily since Sunday, including this morning, with all tests returning a negative result,” the prime minister said. 

“I took a further test this evening after developing a fever late today.” 

He said he was now isolating at home in Sydney, as required under NSW health directions. 

Jenny and the girls have thankfully tested negative but will isolate for seven days at home as close contacts,” Morrison said. 

The prime minister appeared before the media on Tuesday alongside defence minister Peter Dutton. 

Morrison said he would continue to enact all his responsibilities as prime minister while in isolation, including focusing on the government’s responses to the Queensland and NSW floods and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. 

The prime minister is due to chair meetings of the National Security & Expenditure Review Committees of Cabinet, and work with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg on finalising the budget. 


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