Secretary of State Antony Blinken, fully vaxxed and boosted, tests positive for COVID

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WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has tested positive for coronavirus, the State Department said Wednesday.

“Blinken tested positive for COVID-19 this afternoon via a PCR test. The Secretary is fully vaccinated and boosted against the virus and is experiencing only mild symptoms,” Spokesman Ned Price said. “He tested negative on Tuesday and again as recently as this morning. The Secretary has not seen President 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).”

Blinken attended the White House Correspondents’ Dinner Saturday night.

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