Josh Frydenberg, federal treasurer, tested positive for coronavirus

Federal Treasurer Josh Frydenberg tested positive for the coronavirus after developing symptoms of the disease on Thursday evening.

Mr Frydenberg, who had stayed at his Surf Coast vacation home over the holiday season, shared the news in a social media post and said he was isolating himself with his family at their Melbourne home .

“Like thousands of Australians, I tested positive today for COVID-19,” the post read.

“I have the common symptoms and I isolate myself with my family. My thoughts are with everyone who has COVID – this is a tough time but we will be okay with it. “

Mr Frydenberg performed a rapid antigen test on Friday and recorded the positive result online, according to Victoria’s new testing rules.

A source familiar with the matter said Age Mr. Frydenberg had developed a sore throat, cough and fever overnight and was “a pretty crook”.

Mr Frydenberg’s wife, Amie, has also tested positive for COVID-19. It is not known whether the couple contracted the Omicron or Delta strain of the virus.

The treasurer, who is currently on hiatus, traveled to Torquay on Monday where he met Liberal Corangamite candidate Stephanie Asher and a local business owner.

Mr Frydenberg was scheduled to attend the Lorne’s Pier to Pub swim on Saturday, but the event was canceled earlier this week due to the increased number of coronaviruses in Victoria.

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