Covid-19 alert issued for exposure site visited by Prime Minister last Sunday

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‘The PM will follow the health advice,’ Scott Morrison’s office said. NCA NewsWire / Damian Shaw
Camera Icon‘The PM will follow the health advice,’ Scott Morrison’s office said. NCA NewsWire / Damian Shaw Credit: News Corp Australia

The Prime Minister has been caught up in a Covid-19 scare after he spent hours at a busy exposure site over the weekend.

A Covid-19 alert has been issued for the Bathurst 1000 at Mount Panorama last Saturday and Sunday.

Scott Morrison attended the event on Sunday. He drove a race car and socialised with competitors and spectators for around three hours.

“The PM will follow the health advice,” Mr Morrison’s office said.

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Camera IconThe PM drove a race car and socialised with competitors and spectators for around three hours. Tim Hunter. Credit: News Corp Australia

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was also at the event but said he was not a close contact.

“I was informed early this afternoon that I’m not in close contact,” Mr Perrottet said on Wednesday.

“But for those people who have been in Bathurst that have symptoms they need to obviously get tested.”

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Camera IconNSW Premier Dominic Perrottet was also at the event but said he was not a close contact. Tim Hunter Credit: News Corp Australia

Mr Perrottet insisted it was time for Australians to start learning to live with the virus.

“People will get Covid that is the reality of living alongside this virus in a pandemic,” he said.

“The alternative is to close down and keep closed forever. That‘s untenable, not workable and won’t be happening in our state.”

Originally published as Covid-19 alert issued for exposure site visited by Prime Minister last Sunday

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