Australia’s Governor General David Hurley has tested positive for COVID-19.
A spokesperson for the Queen’s representative made the announcement on Sunday afternoon and said General Hurley had only mild symptoms.
“He is in isolation at Admiralty House and will continue to follow all health advice and instructions,” the spokesperson said.
“Recent close contacts have been notified.
“His Excellency will perform his official duties virtually while in isolation. “
General Hurley is doubly vaccinated and has also received his booster, according to his office.
The 68-year-old retired army general is the latest prominent figure, including Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, to test positive for the virus in recent days.
He issued a statement at the start of the pandemic in 2020, urging Australians to ‘stick together’ and follow expert advice.
“Listen to the authorities and follow their instructions,” he said at the time.
“I also want to stress that this is a time for kindness and consideration for others.”