Greens Minister Emma Davidson tests positive for COVID-19 | Canberra time

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ACT Legislative Greens member Emma Davidson has tested positive for COVID-19. Ms Davidson, who is a Murrumbidgee member and Minister for Disability, Justice, Health and Mental Health, said on Friday afternoon she had tested positive for coronavirus. “I feel fine with only mild symptoms and will continue to self-isolate and work from home as I have since last Saturday,” Ms Davidson, who is fully vaccinated, said in a post on Twitter. “Our amazing ACT health and pathology lab people are doing their best to test as many people as possible, but there’s a limit to the resources we can access right now.” It would help if the Commonwealth stepped in and helped provide RATs for our disabled workforce. Ms Davidson, who would be the first ACT parliamentarian to test positive for the virus, said her result on Friday came from a PCR test sample collected on Sunday. continued to be in high demand, a shortage of reagents, used to process PCR tests, forced the closure of ACT clinics this week. Canberrans are advised to only get tested when needed. This includes people with symptoms of COVID-19, or those who have been instructed by ACT Health to get tested. Nicholls, Kambah and Holt testing centers will remain closed for PCR testing until at least Monday due to “unavoidable supply problems,” according to ACT Health. more. Our reporters work hard to provide local, up-to-date news to the community. Here’s how you can continue to access our trusted content:

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