Should Karl and Allison be quarantined? Today hosts Peter Dutton interviewed just days before he tested positive for coronavirus
- Today Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon interviewed Peter Dutton
- Dutton announced on Friday that he had tested positive for coronavirus
- Channel Nine said that neither Stefanovic nor Langdon are showing symptoms
- David Campbell and Belinda Russell were isolated after meeting Rita Wilson
- Wilson and her husband Tom Hanks have been tested positive for viruses and are in hospital
- Coronavirus symptoms: what are they and should you see a doctor?
The mystery surrounds whether Karl Stefanovic and Allison Langdon are quarantined today after interviewing Peter Dutton just days before he tested positive for the corona virus.
The Home Secretary appeared on the Channel Nine program on February 28, announcing that he contracted the disease two weeks later on Friday.
It is believed that those who have the disease can be infected for up to 14 days without showing symptoms – meaning that Stefanovic and Langdon may have been exposed to the disease.
A Channel Nine spokesperson told Daily Mail Australia that neither Stefanovic nor Langdon had shown symptoms of the deadly disease.
Home Secretary Peter Dutton appeared on the Channel Nine program on February 28, announcing that he contracted the disease two weeks later on Friday
“Karl and Ally have only spent a few minutes with Minister Dutton in a large studio and show no symptoms,” said the spokesman.
“According to medical guidelines, you must have been in an enclosed space with an infected person for at least 15 minutes. Minister Dutton was not at Nine during that time. We strictly follow health guidelines. ‘
Dutton was admitted to a Brisbane Hospital immediately upon receipt of the results.
“I woke up this morning with a fever and a sore throat,” he said in a statement Friday afternoon.
“I immediately contacted the Queensland Department of Health and was then tested for Covid-19.
Home Secretary Peter Dutton announced that he tested positive for coronavirus on Friday and was taken to a hospital in Brisbane
David Campbell and Belinda Russell, who are hosts on Nine’s Today Extra, were told to isolate themselves after meeting American actress Rita Wilson (pictured with hosts), who later found that she and husband Tom Hanks also had the disease had contracted
“This afternoon I was told by Queensland Health that the test had returned positive.
“Queensland Health’s policy is that anyone who tests positive should be hospitalized, and I followed their advice.
CORONAVIRUS CASES IN AUSTRALIA: 204
New South Wales: 92
South Australia: 19
Western Australia: 14
Northern Territory: 1
Australian Capital Territory: 1
TOTAL CASES: 204
“I feel fine and will update in due course.”
David Campbell and Belinda Russell, who are hosts on Nine’s Today Extra, were told to isolate themselves after meeting American actress Rita Wilson, who later discovered she had contracted the disease along with husband Tom Hanks.
The Nine studio sent 20 members of staff home after Wilson appeared on the show who remains hospitalized on the Gold Coast with Hanks.
There are other fears surrounding Mr. Dutton’s recent diagnosis of the disease.
The Secretary of the Interior flew to the US where he met with security ministers and Ivanka Trump.
He also attended the opening of the University of Sunshine Coast – meeting with university officials and students.
Mr. Dutton then attended a cabinet meeting in Sydney, where he came in contact with all other cabinet ministers and Prime Minister Scott Morrison.
In a statement posted to his Twitter on Saturday, Dutton insisted that doctors didn’t worry about his movements until March 11.
“Queensland Health was great and their advice to me is that they only worry about the contacts I had since 3/11. Nothing before that. This is a time for everyone to pull together like the Prime Minister and Prime Ministers did yesterday, ”he wrote.
Ivanka and U.S. Attorney General William Barr (left) posed with Australian Minister Peter Dutton (right) at the White House on March 5. He has since tested positive for the virus