One Nation Party leader Pauline Hanson has tested positive to COVID-19 days out from the federal election.
The Senator revealed the news on radio on Thursday morning.
“I’m up to s***,” Senator Hanson told KIIS radio, when asked how she was going.
“I’ve got COVID,” she said, while coughing.
The 67-year-old said she believed she caught the virus while campaigning in Western Australia.
“I travel the five states around the whole of Australia campaigning but I go to the most locked-down state, last week, to Western Australia, and I got it,” she said.
Ms Hanson, who is standing for re-election as a Queensland senator on Saturday, did not say how she knew she had contracted it in Western Australia.
Hanson maintains anti-vaccination stance
Senator Hanson said she has not been vaccinated and her symptoms have not been too bad.
“I’ve told you that before before, I’m not getting vaccinated,” she told the Kyle and Jackie O Show.
“Guess what? I haven’t been in hospital, I’m still kicking, I’m alive, I’m fine.
Senator Hanson confirmed the diagnosis in a statement, which said symptoms developed on Friday but she did not test positive until Saturday.
“I will self-isolate in accordance with the current rules, and do my best to drive One Nation policies from home ahead of this weekend,” Senator Hanson said in the statement.
“I thank all of those people who have sent their well wishes, and apologise to those who had hoped that I would drop dead.”
Hanson has campaigned to end vaccine mandates
This election One Nation had been promising to end COVID-19 vaccination mandates and has made regular appearances at “freedom rallies”.
In late March, Senator Hanson submitted a signed petition calling on the federal government to establish a broad royal commission into “the true facts and the management of the COVID-19 pandemic”.
While advocating for interstate borders to open in 2021, Ms Hanson said Australians were being “imprisoned” in their homes.
“If we have to close our international borders to foreign arrivals in order to open up Australia to its own citizens then that is what we should be doing,” she wrote on social media in August 2021.
“Scott Morrison may not be able to control state borders but he can shut the gate to the foreign arrivals who have been bringing COVID-19 to our shores.”
In 2020, Pauline Hanson accused the United Nations of using COVID-19 to push “climate alarmism agenda”.
“Imagine how much better off we would be right now if Australia had spent the last two decades focused on growing our manufacturing capacity instead of fighting a climate change boogeyman?” she wrote on social media in April 2020.
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