U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin (pictured here during a meeting at the Pentagon on December 9, 2021) announced on Jan. 2 that said he had tested positive for Covid-19 and had mild symptom.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday said he had tested positive for Covid-19 and had mild symptoms, but would retain all authorities as he quarantined at home for the next five days.
In a statement, Austin said he requested a test earlier on Sunday after having symptoms while at home on vacation.
He said he last met President Joe Biden on Tuesday, Dec. 21, more than a week before he started experiencing symptoms.