Positive COVID-19 result for senator Rex Patrick

POSITIVE: Senator Rex Patrick was informed on Monday his test for COVID-19 returned positive.
POSITIVE: Senator Rex Patrick was informed on Monday his test for COVID-19 returned positive.

A South Australian senator who went into self isolation after a colleague tested positive for COVID-19 has himself tested positive for the virus.

Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick confirmed on Monday that despite still not showing any symptoms, his test result had returned positive for COVID-19.

The senator went into self isolation following a meeting at Cummins last Tuesday to discuss the grain port projects on Eyre Peninsula.

At the end of the meeting Mr Patrick was informed that fellow senator Andrew Bragg tested positive for the virus, who he attended a senate hearing with 10 days previous.

SA Health are now advising anyone who attended the meeting to self isolate up to and including March 31, with the Communicable Disease Control Branch now getting in touch with those who were there.