U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Tests Positive For COVID-19

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By Associated Press
October 19, 2021

A section spokesperson said Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tested affirmative and volition enactment from location nether protocols recommended by the CDC.

Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tested affirmative Tuesday for COVID-19 and is isolating astatine home, the bureau said.

The caput has been afloat vaccinated and is experiencing lone “mild congestion,” DHS said successful a statement.

Mayorkas was astir to permission for Colombia with Secretary of State Antony Blinken. Instead,

the bureau said helium volition enactment from location nether the protocols recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease and Prevention.

DHS said declaration tracing is being done to cheque for imaginable vulnerability among others.

Mayorkas was with President Joe Biden Saturday astatine the yearly National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service astatine the Capitol, lasting connected the podium betwixt archetypal woman Jill Biden and FBI Director Christopher Wray.

Additional reporting by The Associated Press.