Prime Minister isolated after daughter contracted COVID

Prime Minister Steven Marshall is in isolation and awaits the results of a COVID test after his adult daughter tests positive for the disease.

It comes days after Police Commissioner Grant Stevens and Opposition Leader Peter Malinauskas also tested positive for COVID, with the two being forced to self-quarantine at home.

In a statement on Saturday night, Marshall said: “Today I learned that my daughter has tested positive for COVID-19.”

“I had dinner with her Thursday night so I am in close contact.

“I have gone straight for a PCR test at one of our many testing sites and will be going through my seven day isolation period, as do many South Australians as well.

“I have no symptoms and I feel good. I will continue to chair the daily meetings of the Covid Ready Committee and continue to lead our response to the pandemic. “

Marshall thanked “all Southern Australians who are doing the right thing and isolating themselves if they have COVID or are in close contact”.

It comes on a day the state released a new record number of cases of 4,274, with five new deaths linked to the disease.

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