Things have taken a strange turn for Peter Dutton, as the Minister of Home Affairs is on his way to Christmas Island after contracting the coronavirus.
In news just in, Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton has become the first member of the Australian government to return a positive test for COVID-19.
“This morning I woke up with a temperature and sore throat,” Mr Dutton said in a statement on Friday afternoon.
“I immediately contacted the Queensland Department of Health and was subsequently tested for COVID-19. I was advised by Queensland Health this afternoon that the test had returned positive.
“It is the policy of Queensland Health that anyone who tests positive is to be admitted into hospital and I have complied with their advice.”
However, things took a sudden turn for Dutton, as instead of being taken to the nearest hospital, the minister has been bundled into a waiting aircraft at Brisbane Airport. The Big Smoke can reveal that Dutton was braced by local security guards who escorted him into the fuselage, ignoring the Minister for Dickson’s anguished pleas.
According to the manifest, the plane is set to travel to Christmas Island, in accordance with Peter Dutton’s own policy, the minister will be subject to ‘indefinite’ quarantine within the compound.
It is believed that Dutton would have to pay his own way back, should he make it off the island.