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Malcolm Turnbull tests positive to Covid-19 as former prime minister describes moderate symptoms

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull tests positive to Covid – as he urges others to be ‘polite and considerate’ to healthcare workers

  • Malcolm Turnbull took to Twitter to reveal he tested positive to Covid-19
  • Former prime minister wrote he was experiencing ‘moderate symptoms’ of virus
  • He thanked healthcare workers for their tireless efforts managing pandemic 


Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed he has tested positive to Covid-19.

Mr Turnbull took to Twitter on Saturday to inform his 986,000 followers he was experiencing ‘moderate symptoms’.

‘Like hundreds of thousands of other Australians I have tested positive for covid. Symptoms moderate so far,’ he said. ‘Isolating as required.’ 

Mr Turnbull, and his wife Lucy, are fully-vaccinated and have already received their booster shot. Ms Turnbull revealed she had tested negative for the virus. 

Former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull has revealed he has tested positive to Covid-19

Mr Turnbull took to Twitter on Saturday to inform his 986,000 followers he was experiencing 'moderate symptoms'

Mr Turnbull took to Twitter on Saturday to inform his 986,000 followers he was experiencing ‘moderate symptoms’

Mr Turnbull praised the tireless efforts of healthcare workers who were coming under increasing strain as testing clinics were overrun and hospitalisations slowly increasing across the country. 

‘This pandemic and especially this latest wave has put our health professionals under enormous pressure – please be polite and considerate when dealing with the front line health workers,’ he wrote.

‘Whatever failures there have been in planning and preparation are NOT their fault.

‘They have had two years of relentless pressure and it’s now at its most intense. So give them the love and respect they deserve, please.’

More to come 

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