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Australian Deputy Prime Minister tests positive for COVID-19 in Washington

FILE PHOTO: Barnaby Joyce, Australia's Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, during the official signing ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra
FILE PHOTO: Barnaby Joyce, Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Agriculture and Water Resources, during the official signing ceremony at Parliament House in Canberra, Australia March 24, 2017. REUTERS / David Gray / File Photo

December 8, 2021

SYDNEY (Reuters) – Australia’s Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce has tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington, DC during an official visit, his office said in a statement on Thursday.

The remaining members of his delegation have tested negative and Joyce will be isolated until further advice is available, the statement said.

Joyce was experiencing mild symptoms and chose to get tested for COVID-19. He is the most senior Australian leader to contract the virus since the pandemic began.

Joyce arrived in the United States on Tuesday after a visit to Britain, where he met with senior government officials.

(Reporting by Renju Jose; Editing by Chris Reese)

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