Australia

Penny Wong in self-isolation after waking up 'feeling unwell'

Shadow Minister for Foreign Affairs Penny Wong. Source: AAP

Labor senator Penny Wong, the leader of the opposition in the Senate, is in self-isolation in Canberra pending medical advice.

Labor's Senate leader Penny Wong is self-isolating in Canberra pending medical advice and will miss a scaled-down parliament sitting dealing with coronavirus.

"This morning I woke feeling unwell," Senator Wong told AAP on Monday.

"Consistent with advice to all Australians, and recognising that my parliamentary colleagues will return to their home states and communities, as a responsible precaution I will self-isolate, pending medical advice.

"As a result I will not be attending the Senate today."

Federal parliament is meeting to deal with legislation governing the economic response to the coronavirus pandemic.

If you believe you may have contracted the virus, call your doctor (don't visit), or contact the national Coronavirus Health Information Hotline on 1800 020 080.

If you are struggling to breathe or experiencing a medical emergency, call 000.

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