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Defense secretary Austin positive for COVID for second time

BY THE CANADIAN PRESS, Aug 15, 2022 6:10 PM - REPORT AN ERROR

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms and will quarantine at home.

It's the second time Austin has gotten the coronavirus.

In a statement Monday, Austin, 69, said his is fully vaccinated and has received two boosters. He said he'll quarantine for the next five days in accordance with CDC guidelines and ``will retain all authorities and plan to maintain my normal work schedule virtually from home.'' Austin said his last in-person contact with President

Joe Biden was on July 29. Austin also had COVID in January.

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