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US homeland security chief tests positive for Covid-19

WASHINGTON, Oct 19 (KUNA) -- US Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas tested positive for coronavirus (Covid-19) on Tuesday morning after taking a test as part of routine pre-travel protocols.
He is experiencing only mild congestion, Assistant Secretary of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Marsha Espinosa wrote in a tweet.
Secretary Mayorkas is fully vaccinated and will isolate and work at home per CDC protocols and medical advice, she said, referring to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (end) rsr.gb