State Dept says Blinken tests negative for COVID-19 after spokesman tests positive

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken has tested negative for COVID-19 on Monday morning, State Department said, after department spokesperson Ned Price tested positive for the disease and is quarantining. “After experiencing symptoms for the first time this morning, I tested positive for COVID-19 shortly thereafter, & will now quarantine for the next 10 days,” Price, who is vaccinated, said on Twitter. Price joined more than half a dozen meetings with Blinken last week in New York on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly. In a call with reporters, Depart…

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