WA premier down with COVID-19

By Melissa Coade

April 22, 2022

Mark McGowan
WA premier Mark McGowan. (AAP Image/Richard Wainwright)

Mark McGowan has said he is not surprised he has tested positive to COVID-19 given he has been isolating at home after a member of his immediate family came down with the virus on Wedensday. 

The news comes after federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese also announced late on Thursday he would be out for some of the election campaign due to testing positive to COVID. 

The Western Australian premier said given his positive PCR test, his quarantine period would be extended until he was cleared to leave his home. This will be by next Thursday 28 April at the earliest.

I want to again thank the committed staff who are running our testing clinics across Western Australia,” McGowan said in a social media post on Friday morning.

“Their ongoing efforts have enabled us to not only detect and monitor the spread of COVID-19 in the community, but also allowed us to keep on top of the evolving challenge we are navigating throughout our state.”

The premier also acknowledged the ‘vital contribution’ of the state’s health workers who have treated and cared for people affected by the virus during the pandemic.

“The WA community has been fantastic throughout this global pandemic, and WA’s success to date is a credit to each and every [person] who continues to follow the health guidelines and keep our community safe, and our economy strong,” McGowan said.


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