Aussie soldier gets virus in PNG

AN Australian defence force officer has tested positive to coronavirus while posted in Papua New Guinea.
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The officer, who has been in PNG since January, self-isolated on June 5 after reporting cold and flu-like symptoms, Australia's SBS News reported.
 
They will stay in isolation until cleared by doctors, Australia's Defence Department says.
 
"The High Commission has conducted contact tracing and provided this information to the PNG Government," Defence said in a statement.
 
Another five defence force officers were last month flown home after contracting coronavirus in the Middle East.
 
Personnel serving in the region were tested after a number of local contractors became infected with the virus.

 

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