South Australian Premier Steven Marshall forced to isolate for seven days as his daughter comes down with Covid
- South Australian premier is in isolation after his daughter tested Covid-positive
- He must isolate for seven days but plans to work from his home quarantine
- SA’s Labor leader, Peter Malinauskas and Police boss Grant Stevens also positive
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall is in self-isolation after his daughter tested positive to Covid.
Mr Marshall said he has no Covid symptoms but must now isolate for seven days because he is a close contact of a positive case.
His daughter Georgie, 22, was confirmed as a positive case after they dined together on Thursday.
South Australian Premier Steven Marshall is in self-isolation after his daughter Georgie tested positive to Covid. The father and daughter are pictured together in a Twitter post from 2015
Mr Marshall is awaiting the results of a PCR test, which he underwent on Saturday.
‘I will continue to chair the daily Covid Ready Committee meetings and continue to lead our pandemic response,’ he said in a social media post.
‘I have no symptoms and am feeling well.
I thank all South Australians who are doing the right thing and isolating if they have Covid or are a close contact.’
South Australia recorded 4,274 positive Covid cases on Saturday, with 164 people in hospital.
The state recorded its worst day for Covid fatalities, with five deaths.
Mr Marshall pictured at a Covid press conference. He is awaiting the results of a PCR test, which he underwent on Saturday
On Friday, the state government made booster shots compulsory for healthcare, aged care and disability workers by the end of January.
Earlier this week SA’s Labor Leader, Peter Malinauskas, tested positive, as did the state’s Police Commissioner Grant Stevens.
On Friday, former Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull and Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg also tested positive.