The Governor General of Australia fell ill with COVID-19

Australian Governor General David Hurley, 68, was forced to isolate himself at his residence in Sydney after he tested positive for a coronavirus infection. This was reported in a statement from his office released Sunday, January 9.

“The Governor General <...> tested positive for COVID-19. He has minor symptoms and is in isolation at the Admiralty Residence, where he will remain for [two weeks], following all medical advice and instructions,” the statement reads.

The office notes that the Australian governor general will continue to perform his official duties remotely, and anyone who has had close contact with him in recent days will be tested for infection.

It is noted that Hurley has been vaccinated twice against the coronavirus and has already had a booster shot.