US Health Secretary tests positive for COVID while traveling to Germany


Another member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet has tested positive for COVID-19

BERLIN — Another member of President Joe Biden’s cabinet has tested positive for COVID-19.

US Health Secretary Xavier Becerra tested positive for the virus on Wednesday during a visit to Berlin, a spokeswoman for the Department of Health and Human Services said. Becerra is fully vaccinated and had mild symptoms.

HHS spokeswoman Sarah Lovenheim said he will continue to work in isolation.

Becerra was last in the White House last Thursday. He is not considered a close contact of Biden.

None of their offices immediately responded to requests for comment.

Photos posted on social media of the meetings with Wieler showed the men standing close together outside without masks, but wearing masks indoors.

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Murphy reported from Indianapolis.


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