Madeleine King’s regional Queensland campaign trip curbed by COVID

Jake DietschSound Telegraph
Brand MHR Madeleine King had to cancel a trip to Queensland after catching COVID.
Camera IconBrand MHR Madeleine King had to cancel a trip to Queensland after catching COVID. Credit: Simon Santi/The West Australian

Labor’s Brand MHR Madeleine King is in isolation after testing positive for COVID.

Fortunately the shadow Trade and Resources Minister - whose electorate includes Rockingham and Kwinana - only had mild symptoms, but the virus scampered a regional Queensland campaign blitz.

Ms King did not have any symptoms when she took a regular RAT test on Tuesday night as a precaution prior to travel to Central Queensland the next morning.

But the test returned a positive result, postponing her plans. A PCR the next morning confirmed the positive result.

Ms King is isolating at home with her husband and had developed mild symptoms.

“I have had to cancel my trip to Central Queensland, where I was due to attend a Workers’ Memorial Day service in Rockhampton and visit mines and METS industry sites in the Bowen Basin,” she said.

Ms King said she was also “very disappointed” to miss the Labor Campaign Launch, held today in Perth.

“I’ve got a great campaign team around me who are continuing to work hard, as always, and ensuring we are still talking to voters despite my absence,” she said.

“My next public engagement will be on Thursday morning, when I will make a speech to the Perth USAsia Centre on Labor’s vision for the future of Australian exports.”

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