Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt
Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt

Australian health minister in hospital with suspected infection

ANI | Updated: Mar 09, 2021 15:09 IST

Canberra [Australia], March 9 (ANI/Xinhua): Australian Health Minister Greg Hunt was admitted to hospital due to suspected infection, according to the federal government on Tuesday.
A statement from his office said he is "being kept overnight for observation and is being administered antibiotics and fluid."
Hunt received a jab of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on the weekend.

The statement said his condition "is not considered to be related to the vaccine".
About a fortnight ago, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison took the lead to receive the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine.
Hunt was the third ministerial-level official of the Australian federal government to take a leave recently, following Defense Minister Linda Reynolds and Attorney-General Christian Porter.
Reynolds and Porter had been involved in separate scandals of the rape allegations. (ANI/Xinhua)