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Statement from the DFAT Secretary

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Australia’s posts across the world – our Embassies, Consulates and High Commissions - are committed to assisting Australians overseas and providing critical consular services, with a focus on those most vulnerable.

The health and safety of Australians overseas, as well as our own staff, is our highest priority.

Three members of staff at three different Australian posts have been confirmed as having COVID-19.

The individuals are being treated and are in isolation, in accordance with Australian standards and the advice of local health authorities.

We are closely monitoring the situation and providing guidance and support to staff.

We cannot comment on individual staff members for privacy reasons.

We are undertaking all necessary measures to protect staff and visitors to premises, including contact tracing.

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