Australia PM Anthony Albanese tests positive for COVID-19, says will work from home

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Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese said he had tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday afternoon and would work from home while isolating.

In October, Australia ended mandatory home quarantine for COVID-19-infected people.

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“I encourage anyone who is unwell to test and to take any extra precautions to keep their families and neighbors well,” Albanese said in a statement.

Albanese is due to make a two-day trip to Papua New Guinea on December 12-13.

It is the second COVID-19 infection for Albanese, who was sidelined for some of the federal election campaign earlier this year after a positive test. Albanese’s Labor Party won power at the election.

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