SENATOR KATY GALLAGHER
SENATOR FOR THE AUSTRALIAN CAPITAL TERRITORY
PERSONAL STATEMENT ON COVID-19
This morning we were advised that my gorgeous daughter Evie has tested positive for COVID-19. One of Canberra’s 17 positive cases today.
She is at home with us but is feeling pretty unwell and understandably worried about what this means for her and for the rest of her family. We are really grateful for the medical and personal support we are receiving.
Our household remains in strict quarantine until ACT Health advises us that we don’t need to isolate anymore.
The rest of our family, including myself, have all returned negative tests.
I am lucky as I am fully vaccinated. Unfortunately too many Australians have not had that opportunity.
My focus right now is on my little girl and getting her through this - but these events bring a sharp personal focus to the consequences of our government’s failure to ensure a prompt, efficient national rollout of vaccines.
Here I sit tonight, where after doing everything right for 18 months, like millions of other families right around Australia - I am left with my children completely vulnerable to COVID-19.
Thank you to all who are providing us with support and to everyone working to keep Canberrans safe.
TUESDAY, 17 AUGUST 2021