• Sisters Inside advocate Deb Kilroy and Indigenous activist Boneta-Marie Mabo tested positive for COVID-19 last month (Twitter)Source: Twitter
Indigenous rights activist Boneta-Marie Mabo and Sisters Inside advocate Deb Kilroy have been diagnosed with coronavirus after sharing a flight with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

Eddie Mabo's granddaughter and a prisoner advocate have been diagnosed with coronavirus after sharing a flight with Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton.

Indigenous activist Boneta-Marie Mabo and Sisters Inside advocate Deb Kilroy were on a flight from Sydney to Los Angeles with the minister, before he found out he was infected.

Ms Kilroy said she can't be sure Mr Dutton made them ill, but he was sitting just two seats in front and he's the only confirmed case she's aware of having contact with.

"I'm not saying he did or didn't give us the virus," Ms Kilroy told NITV News on Monday, "but he had also been in contact with a number of ministers before he was diagnosed."

The women went to hospital after arriving back in Australia and feeling unwell, like they had a low-level flu.

"(They asked) have you been in contact with anyone who has tested positive to coronavirus in the last 14 days," Ms Kilroy told ABC radio on Monday.

"And it was like, 'well the only person I know that's tested positive that I've been in the vicinity of in an enclosed space was Peter Dutton, two seats in front.'"

Ms Kiloy said she and Ms Mabo have gone into quarantine in community and are currently holed-up in a private house to recover.

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