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More than 100 Australian officials infected with COVID-19 while posted overseas – ABC News

Australian diplomats posted overseas have described the emotional strain of catching COVID-19 and working through lockdowns during the pandemic.

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Dozens of Australian diplomats and their family members have contracted COVID-19 as the pandemic continues to rage around the globe, posing sharp health risks to staff and sapping morale at some key overseas embassies.
Key points:

  • 132 Australians at overseas posts have caught COVID-19 since the pandemic started
  • Officials, including diplomats, describe the strain of working in countries ravaged by the virus
  • DFAT says the safety and welfare of staff is their “highest priority”

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