UN ambassador tested positive for COVID-19

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US Ambassador to the United Nations Linda Thomas-Greenfield has tested positive for COVID-19 and has mild symptoms.

Acting spokeswoman for the US mission to the UN, Melissa Quartell, said in a statement that Thomas-Greenfield tested positive on Wednesday after taking a PCR test and tested negative as recently as Tuesday. Quartell said Thomas-Greenfield has not recently seen President Biden, who is not considered a close contact, and is self-isolating at home in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.

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Quartell said Thomas-Greenfield is fully vaccinated and received a booster shot.

“Ambassador Thomas-Greenfield is grateful to the doctors, nurses, and medical staff who provide her and State Department personnel with exemplary health care services and encourage all eligible Americans to get fully immunized. and to protect themselves in order to protect themselves and their loved ones from developing serious COVID-19 illness,” Quartell said.

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Thomas-Greenfield is the latest senior Biden administration official to test positive for COVID-19. The majority of Biden’s cabinet members have tested positive for COVID-19 at some point during the pandemic, but Biden has yet to do so.

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