US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin tests positive for coronavirus. He did it after the first signs of illness appeared while on vacation.
The head of the Pentagon said that the disease is mild and, being in a five-day quarantine at home, he follows the doctor’s instructions:
“In accordance with these guidelines and as recommended by the CDC, I will be quarantined at home for the next five days.”
The head of the department is fully vaccinated, including with a booster dose, so his illness is “much milder.” During the quarantine period, Austin will retain all its powers and will virtually participate in important meetings and consultations “as far as possible.”
Earlier it was reported that a White House employee who is in close contact with the American president fell ill with COVID-19. Joe Biden passed two tests, both of which were negative. In this regard, the US President did not quarantine.