Third British politician isolates after meeting COVID-19 positive Barnaby Joyce

A third British cabinet minister is isolating after meeting Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce who tested positive to COVID-19. Communities Secretary Michael Gove today (AEST) confirmed he is isolating after he came into contact with Mr Joyce, the UK Evening Standard reports. It is thought Mr Gove does not have any symptoms of coronavirus but he is taking precautions while waiting for the results of a test. READ MORE: Kids aged 5 to 11 eligible for Pfizer jab from January 10 He is the third minister to come into contact with Mr Joyce this week. UK Justice Secretary Dominic Raab and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps have also gone into self-isolation following the news. Mr Joyce, who is fully vaccinated, was in the UK earlier this week. He tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington DC after flying from Britain. Mr Joyce told 9News yesterday he has mild symptoms and is feeling tired. He believes he caught the virus while in the UK last week. READ MORE: Boris Johnson and wife a..

A third British cabinet minister is isolating after meeting Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce who tested positive to COVID-19.

Communities Secretary Michael Gove today (AEST) confirmed he is isolating after he came into contact with Mr Joyce, the UK Evening Standard reports.

It is thought Mr Gove does not have any symptoms of coronavirus but he is taking precautions while waiting for the results of a test.

READ MORE: Kids aged 5 to 11 eligible for Pfizer jab from January 10

Nationals leader Barnaby Joyce.

He is the third minister to come into contact with Mr Joyce this week.

UK Justice Secretary Dominic Raab and Transport Secretary Grant Shapps have also gone into self-isolation following the news.

Mr Joyce, who is fully vaccinated, was in the UK earlier this week.

He tested positive for COVID-19 in Washington DC after flying from Britain.

Mr Joyce told 9News yesterday he has mild symptoms and is feeling tired. He believes he caught the virus while in the UK last week.

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"I definitely caught it there because I tested negative going in there and also had a test midway through being in the UK.

"I was only there a few days and I've only got minor symptoms so obviously I must have picked it up in the UK but that wouldn't surprise me because there's an awful lot of people walking around the streets of the UK," he said.

Mr Joyce is isolating in his hotel room at the luxury Jefferson Hotel, down the road from the White House, for the next nine days.

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