Anthony Albanese tests positive to Covid for a second time this year


Anthony Albanese tests positive to Covid for a second time this year – just days after meeting with Finnish Prime Minister and a number of infants

Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has tested Covid-19 for the second time within months, just days after meeting with his Finnish counterpart and cuddled babies while visiting a flood-ravaged town.

He confirmed the news on Monday night and will isolate at home while infected, despite scrapping isolation restriction rules in October.

‘This afternoon I had a routine PCR test which has returned a positive result for Covid,’ Mr Albanese tweeted.

‘I will be isolating and will continue to work from home.

‘I encourage anyone who is unwell to test and to take any extra precautions to keep their families and neighbours well.’

Anthony Albanese has tested positive to Covid just three days after he and dog Toto hosted Finland Prime Minister Sanna at Kirribilli House

The news comes just three days after he met with Finland Prime Minister Sanna Marin and invited her to Kirribilli House on Friday.

The following day, he travelled to Renmark in South Australia’s Riverland as as the Murray Rover

He met with Premier Peter Malinauskas and mingled with locals, where he was photographed cuddling babies while visiting a local caravan park. 

The music tragic returned to Sydney to attend a concert of US alternative rock band Pixie at the Sydney Opera House on Sunday night.

‘Brilliant as always. Pixies gig tonight was worth the wait. #livemusic,’ he posted on Instagram.

The then-opposition leader also tested positive in April less than a month out from the federal election after attending a series of public events on the election campaign.

Mr Albanese spent a week isolating at his home in Sydney’s inner-west before leaving isolation for the final three weeks of the election campaign. 

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Prime Minister Anthony Albanese cuddles baby Mia while touring the Big4 Caravan Park in Renmark on Saturday. The PM is now in isolation after testing positive to Covid

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese cuddles baby Mia while touring the Big4 Caravan Park in Renmark on Saturday. The PM is now in isolation after testing positive to Covid

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