USA-Blinken tests positive for COVID-19, postponing a speech on China – 05/04/2022 at 22:17

WASHINGTON, May 4 (Reuters) – U.S. Foreign Minister Antony Blinken tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, the U.S. State Department said, adding he was not suffering from serious symptoms.

Antony Blinken, who is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, has not been in contact with US President Joe Biden for several days.

In a statement, the US State Department said Antony Blinken would isolate himself at home and telecommute.

A speech on China that the head of the American diplomacy was to deliver Thursday at a university in Washington has therefore been postponed, said the spokesman of the American State Department, Ned Price, during a press briefing. daily.

(Humeyra Pamuk report; French version Jean Terzian)

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