Peter Dutton in a statement has said that this morning he woke up with a temperature and sore throat .
He was subsequently tested for COVID – 19 . I was advised by Queensland Health this afternoon that the test had returned positive .
It is the policy of Queensland Health that anyone who tests positive is to be admitted into hospital and he has done so .
The Guardian reports that Peter Dutton had recently returned from the United States.
The minister met with American, UK, Canadian and NZ officials in Washington on 6 March, as part of the Five Eyes network.