One of the most influential voices in Australia right now, Dr Norman Swan is the ABC, has been tested for Covid-19 after developing symptoms.

The ABC’s medical expert Dr Norman Swan has been tested for coronavirus, after developing symptoms, the network said in a release this morning.

Dr Swan said he was now in self-isolation at home awaiting results.

“OK so now I have to admit I’m at home because I do have symptoms and after I finish this I’m going to get tested,” he told ABC News Radio this morning.

Dr Swan has been one of the leading voices in Covid-19 response.