An Australian politician who met with Donald Trump's daughter Ivanka has been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Aussie home affairs minister Peter Dutton was revealed to be infected with the potentially-lethal bug just days after meeting with Ivanka at the White House.
The 38-year-old former model daughter of President Trump was pictured on March 5 with Mr Dutton and other ministers representing the Five Eyes security pact.
Taking to Twitter, Mr Dutton said: "This morning I woke up with a temperature and sore throat. I feel fine and will provide an update in due course.
“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."
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President Trump and his family have resisted going into self-quarantine. Most other politicians who have met with people who later tested positive for the disease have gone into voluntary self isolation.
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, for example, announced that he was taking all possible precautions: “Senator Graham was at Mar-a-Lago last weekend,” said a statement from his office.
“He has no recollection of direct contact with the President of Brazil, who is awaiting results of a coronavirus test, or his spokesman who tested positive.”
“However, in an abundance of caution and upon the advice of his doctor, Senator Graham has decided to self-quarantine awaiting the results of a coronavirus test. This is a precautionary measure. He will continue to work from home.”
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His colleague, Florida senator Rick Scott, has made a similar decision.
Earlier today it was announced Brazilian president Jair Bolsonaro tested positive for the virus just days after meeting Donald Trump.
However, his son today claimed that was not the case and he had now tested negative.
When asked by reporters today whether he would be putting himself in quarantine, president Trump brushed the suggestion off: “Let's put it this way: I'm not concerned,” he said.
Referring to the Bolsanaro meeting, he continued: “We did nothing very unusual. We sat next to each other for a period of time.”
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