Australian Politician With Coronavirus Had Close Contact With White House Officials

FRIDAY, March 13, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- A senior member of the Australian government who's infected with the new coronavirus had close contact with White House officials, including Attorney General William Barr, Ivanka Trump and Kellyanne Conway.

Peter Dutton, Australia's minister for home affairs, said Friday that he has been diagnosed with the coronavirus and admitted to hospital, where he is in isolation, USA Today reported.

Dutton was pictured March 6 standing with White House officials. He was in Washington for meetings about an intelligence alliance comprising the U.S., Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and Britain.

It wasn't immediately clear where in Washington the photo was taken or if Dutton visited the White House, USA Today reported.

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