U.S. Defense Secretary Austin tests positive for COVID-19, mild symptoms
- United States
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday said he had tested positive for COVID-19 and had mild symptoms, but would retain all authorities as he quarantined at home for the next five days. In a statement, Austin said he requested a test earlier on Sunday after having symptoms while at home on vacation.
He said he last met President Joe Biden on Tuesday, Dec. 21, more than a week before he started experiencing symptoms.
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