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The local member for Chaffey Tim Whetstone, is currently self-isolating, after coming into contact with Senator Rex Patrick last week who has since tested positive to the coronavirus.

Last week Senator Rex Patrick, Together with the local member for Chaffey - Tim Whetstone both attended a meeting on the Eyre Peninsula as a part of Mr Whetstone’s Primary Industries Role.

Via social media Minister Whetstone said he is not experiencing any symptoms but on the advice of SA Health he would will self-isolate for 14 days.

The local member went on to say it’s vitally important we all do our part to stop the spread of coronavirus through our community.

With the local member isolating at home he will not attend parliament this week, however is able to work remotely.