Mark McGowan’s child in serious condition in hospital with COVID-19

One of Premier Mark McGowan’s children has been hospitalized in “serious condition” with COVID-19.

The West Australian can reveal the child is receiving ‘ongoing treatment’. The child is fully vaccinated.

Mr. McGowan has three children, two teenage sons and a youngest daughter.

Camera iconPremier of Western Australia Mark McGowan with his family. Credit: Daniel Wilkins/SundayPubs

A statement from the prime minister’s office on Friday said the child remained in hospital.

“One of the Prime Minister’s children was recently hospitalized with COVID-19,” the statement said.

“The child is fully vaccinated, however, he was in serious condition following the infection.

“The child remains in the hospital and receives continuous treatment.

“The McGowan family requests confidentiality regarding this situation at this difficult time.”

It comes after Mr McGowan revealed earlier that he himself had tested positive, adding the result was ‘not surprising’.

He initially returned a negative test but a second PCR confirmed he had the virus.

The Prime Minister has been in self-isolation since Wednesday but said he would extend his quarantine period until Thursday at the earliest, in line with state health protocols.

PERTH, AUSTRALIA – APRIL 28: WA Premier Mark McGowan wears a face mask at the Claremont Showgrounds Covid-19 Vaccine Center opening on April 28, 2021 in Perth, Australia.  Prime Minister Mark McGowan has announced the opening of two new COVID-19 vaccination clinics in Perth, open to eligible West Australians at Claremont Showgrounds and Perth Airport.  (Photo by Matt Jelonek/Getty Images)
Camera iconPremier Mark McGowan. Credit: Matt Jelonek/Getty Images

“I will continue to quarantine and work from home during this time,” he said.

The prime minister is due to attend the Federal Labor Party’s election campaign launch in Perth on May 1.

Federal Labor leader Anthony Albanese also tested positive for COVID on Thursday, dropping plans to travel to WA for the next campaign week.

Both men are expected to emerge from solitary confinement in time for the Labor Party’s campaign launch.

Mr McGowan did not share his feelings, but thanked staff at testing clinics and healthcare workers across the state.

“Their ongoing efforts have allowed us to not only detect and monitor the spread of COVID-19 in the community, but also allowed us to stay on top of the ever-changing challenge we face across our state,” he said. -he declares.

“I would also like to acknowledge the vital contribution of our dedicated health workers who not only cared for my family, but also for the many West Australians who have been affected by this virus.

“The WA community has been fantastic throughout this global pandemic, and WA’s success to date is creditable to every Western Australian who continues to follow health guidelines and keep our community safe and our economy safe. strong.”