Australian official pictured next to Ivanka Trump, AG Barr has coronavirus

Peter Dutton, Australia's minister for home affairs, is in hospital isolation

Dutton, Barr
Australia's Peter Dutton behind Attorney General William Barr (left) in Washington in March 2020
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March 13, 2020 - 7:48am

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A top Australian lawmaker recently pictured with Ivanka Trump, Attorney General Bill Barr and other White House officials is reportedly infected with the new coronavirus.

The official, Peter Dutton, is Australia's minister for home affairs and says he’s been diagnosed with the virus and is in isolation at a hospital, according to USA Today.

Dutton reportedly was in Washington for meetings with intelligence officials from the U.S. and several other countries.