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Pentagon chief Austin says he has tested positive for COVID


WASHINGTON (AP) — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin says he has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms while quarantining at home. In a statement Sunday night, Austin says he plans to attend key meetings and discussions virtually in the coming week “to the degree possible.” Austin says he was fully vaccinated and received a booster a few months ago. Another member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet, Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas, tested positive for COVID-19 in October.

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