A South Australian senator who went into self isolation after a colleague tested positive for COVID-19 has himself tested positive for the coronavirus.
Centre Alliance senator Rex Patrick confirmed on Monday that despite still not showing any symptoms, his test result had returned positive for COVID-19.
Mr Patrick said he had provided SA Health with an extensive list of people he had met or contacted with for contact tracing and anyone who was at risk would be informed.
SA Health has advised me that, despite being asymptomatic, my COVID-19 test has returned positive. I have assisted them with comprehensive contact tracing and they’ll call anyone considered at risk. Nonetheless, anyone concerned about contact with me can ring 1800 020 080 #auspol— Rex Patrick (@Senator_Patrick) March 23, 2020
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.
He had attended a senate hearing 10 days previous which Mr Bragg had also been a part of.