Fully Vaccinated and Booster Shot US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin Tests Positive for COVID
Despite three shots of the Covid-19 vaccine, US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin was sent to self-isolation for 5 days after testing positive for coronavirus.
U.S. The Department of Defense has released an official statement.
“I tested positive this morning for COVID-19. I requested the test today after exhibiting symptoms while at home on leave. My symptoms are mild, and I am following my physician’s directions,” the statement reads. “In keeping with those directions, and in accordance with CDC guidelines, I will quarantine myself at home for the next five days.”
Nevertheless, Austin intends to participate in resolving the planned issues, and will also continue to work and will attend the meetings remotely. Lloyd also indicated that he last met with Joe Biden two weeks ago.
“I have informed my leadership team of my positive test result, as well as the President. My staff has begun contact tracing and testing of all those with whom I have come into contact over the last week,” Lloyd Austin said. “My last meeting with President Biden occurred on Tuesday, December 21st, more than a week before I began to experience symptoms. I tested negative that very morning. I have not been in the Pentagon since Thursday, where I met briefly - and only - with a few members of my staff. We were properly masked and socially distanced throughout.”
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