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Newsline: US top diplomat tests positive for COVID

Secretary of State Antony Blinken tested positive for COVID on Wednesday as infections following the White House Correspondents’ Dinner in Washington, D.C. continue to rise. The nation’s top diplomat attended the black tie gala on Saturday at the Washington Hilton along with President Biden and an audience of 2,600 journalists, political heavyweights and celebrities. “It is my great honor to be speaking tonight at the nation’s most distinguished superspreader event,” host Trevor Noah joked at the event. (https://www.aol.com/covid-cases-emerge-white-house-154118780.html) The president is not considered a close contact of Blinken and the two have not met for “several days,” White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki said.

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