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Mark McGowan’s child in serious condition in hospital with COVID-19 | The West Australian

One of Premier Mark McGowan’s children has been hospitalised in a “serious condition” due to 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 younger daughter.

A statement from the Premier’s office on Friday said the child remains in hospital.

“One of the Premier’s children was recently hospitalised due to COVID-19,” the statement said

“The child is fully vaccinated, however, was in a serious condition as a result of the infection.

“The child remains in hospital and is receiving ongoing treatment.

“The McGowan family asks for privacy regarding this situation at this difficult time.”

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

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

The Premier has been in isolation since Wednesday but has said he will extend his quarantine period until Thursday at the earliest, in accordance with the State’s health protocols.

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

The Premier is scheduled to attend federal Labor’s election campaign launch in Perth on May 1.

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

Both men are expected to be out of isolation in time for Labor’s campaign launch.’

Mr McGowan did not share how he was feeling but thanked staff at testing clinics and healthcare workers across the state.

“Their ongoing efforts have enabled us to not only detect and monitor the spread of COVID-19 in the community, but also allowed us to keep on top of the evolving challenge we are navigating throughout our State,” he said.

“I would also like to acknowledge the vital contribution of our committed health workers who have not only cared for my family, but also the many Western 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 a credit to each and every Western Australian who continues to follow the health guidelines and keep our community safe, and our economy strong.”