Wakehurst MP and NSW Health Minister Brad Hazzard has issued a statement confirming he has tested positive for COVID, joining over 10,000 other Northern Beaches residents currently active with the virus.
The minister said he was advised last night that a work colleague had tested positive to COVID-19 following a rapid antigen test (RAT).
While the Minister had no symptoms he undertook a RAT as a precaution. It was negative.
As a further precaution he had a PCR test last night. The PCR returned a positive result.
Minister Hazzard is now in isolation. He developed minor flu like symptoms overnight and is being managed via the NSW Health virtual hospital and the Northern Sydney Public Health Unit.
Minister Hazzard is fully vaccinated and intends to continue work meetings virtually, via Teams.
The Minister is one of about 10,000 or more Northern Beaches residents to have an active case of COVID-19.