WA Premier Mark McGowan’s child seriously ill in hospital after catching Covid
- Mark McGowan’s child is in hospital being treated with serious condition
- His office confirmed child had developed condition as a result of Covid
- WA Premier announced he tested positive for the virus on Friday
Mark McGowan’s child is in a serious condition in hospital after catching Covid, the Western Australian Premier has confirmed.
Mr McGowan had been isolating at home since Wednesday after being designated a close contact, before testing positive for the virus himself on Friday.
His office confirmed in a statement one of his three children are currently being treated for Covid in hospital.
Mark McGowan’s child is in a serious condition in hospital after catching Covid, the Western Australian Premier has confirmed
‘The child is fully vaccinated, however, was in a serious condition as a result of the infection,’ a statement from his office said.
‘The child remains in hospital and is receiving ongoing treatment.’
Mr McGowan has three children, two teenage sons and a younger daughter.
In a statement on Friday morning, Mr McGowan said he returned a positive PCR test last night.
He had already been in isolation after one of his family tested positive.
‘In accordance with the protocols, this will extend my quarantine period until I am hopefully cleared to leave home next Thursday afternoon, at the earliest,’ Mr McGowan said.
‘I will continue to quarantine and work from home over this period,’ Mr McGowan said.
Mr McGowan had already been in isolation after one of his family tested positive (pictured with his wife, Sarah)
The premier did not provide any details on his condition but thanked staff at testing clinics.
‘I would also like to acknowledge the vital contribution of our committed health workers who have not only cared for my family, but also the many Western Australians who have been affected by this virus,’ he said.
The premier is scheduled to attend federal Labor’s election campaign launch in Perth on May 1.