Peter Dutton rejects calls for colleagues to self-isolate after his COVID-19 diagnosis | ABC News

The Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has spoken about his diagnosis of coronavirus, and says he expects to remain in hospital for a fortnight.

But he has rejected calls from Labor for Cabinet colleagues to self-isolate.

Cleaners in full protective gear have been spotted disinfecting parts of the Commonwealth Parliament offices in Sydney where Mr Dutton attended a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Political reporter Anna Henderson has the latest.

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In This Story: COVID-19

Covid-19 is the official WHO name given to the novel coronavirus which broke out in late 2019 and began to spread in the early months of 2020.

Symptoms of coronavirus

The main symptoms of coronavirus are:

  • a persistent new cough (non productive, dry)
  • a high temperature (e.g. head feels warm to the touch)
  • shortness of breath (if this is abnormal for the individual, or increased)

Latest News about Covid-19

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    • Population: 5.23 million (2018)

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