Australian Treasurer tested for Coronavirus after coughing in the parliament

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The Treasurer of Australia, Josh Frydenberg claimed that he was tested for the coronavirus or COVID-19 and is currently is in isolation and is waiting for the results after he repeatedly coughed during a speech in the parliament on Tuesday.

Frydenberg said that he experienced dry mouth and cough

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Frydenberg mentioned that he experienced a dry mouth and a cough while delivering a statement on the impact of the deadly coronavirus outbreak on the economy and also the budget.

In a statement, Frydenberg said he consulted with the deputy chief medical officer who "advised me that out of an abundance of caution it was prudent I be tested for COVID-19". Frydenberg said he expects to receive the test results on Wednesday.

(With agency inputs)

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