Victorian government minister Lisa Neville is receiving treatment in hospital for a serious medical condition.
Ms Neville, who oversees COVID-19 Quarantine Victoria, issued a statement on Saturday saying she was admitted to hospital on Friday with a “previously diagnosed medical condition” unrelated to coronavirus.
“I have been living with and managing this condition for some time but the complications that have now arisen are serious and require a period of time in hospital for treatment and subsequent respite and recovery,” she said.
The senior minister in Daniel Andrews’ government said she intended to return to work on Monday February 22, subject to treatment and medical advice.
In the meantime, Health Minister Martin Foley will manage her police and emergency services portfolio, including oversight of CQV.
Planning Minister Richard Wynne will cover Ms Neville’s her water portfolio.