1. Peter Dutton confirmed coronavirus diagnosis, Sydney Royal Easter Show, Australian Grand Prix, Coachella, and more cancelled due to coronavirus.
The Minister for Home Affairs, Peter Dutton has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
The Liberal party member and QLD resident confirmed the news in an official statement shared on his Twitter account.
“This morning I woke up with a temperature and sore throat,” it read.
“I immediately contacted the QLD Department of Health and was subsequently tested for COVID-19. I was advised by Queensland Health this afternoon that the test had returned positive.
“I feel fine and will provide an update in due course.”
— Peter Dutton (@PeterDutton_MP) March 13, 2020
The Sydney Royal Easter Show for 2020 has been cancelled in the wake of Scott Morrison’s advice to not go ahead with mass gatherings of 500 people or more, to curb the spread of COVID-19.
The RAS and Agriculture Minister ‘heartbroken’ an emotional decision which will be a ‘huge blow to morale’ in the bush after a tough year overcoming bushfires and drought. The @eastershow is much more than a carnival. https://t.co/4aL4vxECN4
— Sarina Andaloro (@sarina_andaloro) March 13, 2020