John Singleton and his daughter Sally Singleton Hawach at Royal Randwick. Picture Chris Pavlich for The Australian
John Singleton and his daughter Sally Singleton Hawach at Royal Randwick. Picture Chris Pavlich for The Australian

‘Very distressed’: Singo’s pregnant daughter has COVID-19

Ad man John Singleton's pregnant daughter has tested positive for COVID-19.

And her lawyer husband has also tested positive, notifying the Family Court, which is now closed for an initial 24 hours.

Sally and Pierre Hawach are in quarantine at their Hills district home with their two young children, Lewis, two, and Mirabel, one.

"I see my dad all the time but it was one of those weeks that I'd had a lot on so he is completely fine," Hawach told The Daily Telegraph.

John Singleton and his daughter Sally Singleton Hawach at Royal Randwick. Picture Chris Pavlich
John Singleton and his daughter Sally Singleton Hawach at Royal Randwick. Picture Chris Pavlich

"I am so thankful that I haven't seen my mum or dad. This needs to be a lesson to all of us how vulnerable we all are and how serious we all need to take self-isolation, sick or not sick."

Singleton is 78, which puts him in the most vulnerable category for the illness.

Hawach, 36, is 30 weeks pregnant with her third child.

She and her husband have both experienced flu-like symptoms including headaches, fever, cough, shortness of breath and fatigue.

Their daughter, Mirabel, has also shown signs of a flu and will be tested today.

"It would be really nice to have a week in bed if that was the scenario here," Hawach said.

Sally and Pierre Hawach.
Sally and Pierre Hawach.

"Instead it is me, 30 weeks pregnant, running around with two kids who are sick. There is no time for rest and of course there is an added layer of anxiety given I am pregnant."

The couple believe they contracted the illness attending a friends wedding in Stanwell Tops on March 6.

Six others who attended the wedding of social media star Jimmy Niggles - real name Scott Maggs - and TV producer Emma Metcalf have so far tested positive.

The Family Court of Australia today issued a statement confirming it had been contacted by "a Sydney-based family law practitioner who advised the Courts that the practitioner had recently tested positive for COVID-19.

John Singleton with daughter Sally and her husband Pierre Hawach.
John Singleton with daughter Sally and her husband Pierre Hawach.

Mr Hawach had appeared in the Sydney registry, known as the Lionel Bowen Building on Goulburn Street in the CBD.

"The health and safety of the community and staff is the Courts' priority and therefore, the Sydney registry will, as an abundance of caution for an initial 24 hours be closed on Tuesday 17 March 2020," a statement read.

John Singleton's daughter Sally has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Instagram
John Singleton's daughter Sally has been diagnosed with COVID-19. Instagram

"This will allow for thorough cleaning to take place and for contact to be made with any member of the community, Judges and staff who may have been present in the relevant courtrooms on the 10 and 12 March."

On Monday, NSW Health issued a statement about the wedding before the Hawach's had tested positive.

"NSW Health has identified a cluster of at least six confirmed cases who attended a wedding at Tumbling Waters Retreat, Stanwell Tops on 6 March, 2020, potentially linked to travel from the US," the statement read. "Close contacts are being followed up for further investigation."

Sally Hawach with horse trainer Gai Waterhouse. Pic Jenny Evans
Sally Hawach with horse trainer Gai Waterhouse. Pic Jenny Evans
Sally and Pierre Hawach at Magic Millions event. Photo: David Clark
Sally and Pierre Hawach at Magic Millions event. Photo: David Clark

‘Targeted attack’: Shots fired at five homes overnight

Premium Content ‘Targeted attack’: Shots fired at five homes overnight

Police have established crimes scenes at five homes after a series of drive-by...

Dalby car thieves set vehicle on fire after brazen break in

Premium Content Dalby car thieves set vehicle on fire after brazen break in

POLICE are currently reviewing evidence after a vehicle was stolen from a secured...

Western Downs Regional Council to boosts its local buy strategy

Premium Content Western Downs Regional Council to boosts its local buy...

DOING business with council will soon be even easier, with Western Downs Regional...