Top US diplomat tests positive for Covid

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Top US diplomat tests positive for Covid
4 May, 2022 21:52 HomeWorld News

Top US diplomat tests positive for Covid

Fully vaccinated and boosted Secretary of State Antony Blinken is working from home with “mild symptoms”

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tested positive for Covid-19 on Wednesday afternoon, the State Department announced. Blinken is experiencing only mild symptoms and will work from home until he can return to Foggy Bottom, his spokesman added. 

“The Secretary is fully vaccinated and boosted against the virus and is experiencing only mild symptoms. He tested negative on Tuesday and again as recently as this morning,” State Department spokesman Ned Price said in a statement on Wednesday.

“encourages all Americans who are eligible to get fully vaccinated and boosted in order to protect themselves and their loved ones from developing severe Covid-19 disease,” Price added.

Ann Linde, earlier on Wednesday in Washington, DC. On Tuesday, he met with his Mexican counterpart Marcelo Ebrard, gave the keynote speech at the Annual Conference on the Americas Luncheon, and spoke about the World Press Freedom Day at the State Department briefing room.

“has not seen President [Joe] Biden in person for several days, and the President is not considered a close contact according to guidelines by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).”