Pauline Hanson tests positive to COVID-19 days before federal election

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Pauline Hanson tests positive to COVID-19 days before federal election

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”.

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