Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin tests positive again

Lloyd Austin said Monday that he has again tested positive for coronavirus.

Austin said he has not been in President Joe Biden's presence since July 29.

"I am experiencing mild symptoms, and will quarantine at home for the next five days with CDC guidelines”

"I will retain all authorities and plan to maintain my normal work schedule virtually from home."

Austin had previously tested positive for COVID-19 in early January.

Austin’s doctor told him that his fully vaccinated status is the reason for why he experienced mild symptoms both times he tested positive.

"Vaccination remains a medical requirement for our workforce, and I continue to encourage everyone to get fully vaccinated and boosted”

Veterans Affairs Secretary Denis McDonough announced late last week that he had tested positive a few weeks after Biden tested positive for the virus.

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