Gladys Berejiklian’s office denies breaking COVID rules after undergoing testing

New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian has refuted a claim she received a coronavirus test and did not self-isolate.

The premier’s office admitted she underwent a test for COVID-19 last Tuesday.

The Australian reports she told colleagues she was still waiting for the results while working in state parliament.

Her office, however, says she’s done nothing wrong.

A spokesperson said she never had symptoms and took a COVID-19 test as a precaution when she began losing her voice.

“At no stage did the premier have COVID-19 symptoms and therefore did not require a test,” the spokesperson said.

“However, as the premier began losing her voice, she took a precautionary test as she anticipated that she would be asked if she had had a COVID test.”

The test was administered late in the afternoon and results were received within two hours.

“A rapid negative result was returned in around two hours,” the spokesperson said.

NSW residents are required to self-isolate while waiting for results of a coronavirus test.

They’re also advised to seek testing as soon as even the mildest symptoms develop.

The New South Wales Government delivered its state budget last Tuesday.

Berejiklian was pictured bumping elbows with Treasurer Dominic Perrottet after he delivered the budget in Parliament House around midday.

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