SYDNEY (NEWSWIRE)—Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison has tested positive to COVID-19.

In a statement , Morrison confirmed he took a PCR test after developing a fever on Tuesday evening.

He had been due to attend an event in support of the Ukrainian community at the Sydney Opera House but cancelled due to his symptoms.

Morrison said he was experiencing flu-like symptoms and would spend the next week recovering in isolation at home in Sydney.

“I had tested myself daily since Sunday, including this morning, with all tests returning a negative result,” he said.

“I took a further test this evening after developing a fever late today(Tuesday).

“The test was inconclusive, so I took a PCR test tonight, which returned a positive result late this evening.”

Morrison tested positive for COVID-19 Tuesday, hours after meeting with the president of Nauru.

Hours before posting the tweet, Morrison posted a picture of himself shaking hands with Nauruan President Lionel Aingimea. 

The two had met in Sydney earlier in the day “to reinforce strong Australia-Nauru ties, resilient infrastructure, Pacific Islands Forum unity and Ukraine’s sovereignty,” Morrison said…..PACNEWS

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