According to the Austrian media on November 29th local time, a spokesman for Austrian Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner confirmed on the same day that Klaudia Tanner tested positive for COVID-19. However, the minister himself is in good health and will perform his work duties at home. Austrian Chancellor Kurz later expressed his hope for the early recovery of Defense Minister Klaudia Tanner on his social media.
Previously, Klaudia Tanner had been quarantined at home for 10 days as a close contact of a confirmed case of COVID-19. Klaudia Tanner, 50 years old, has been the Austrian Minister of Defense since January 2020.
It is reported that she also became the second confirmed official in the Austrian government cabinet. Previously, Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schaenberg was diagnosed with the novel coronavirus in mid-October. However, he also had no symptoms at that time. ( General Station reporter Ruan Jiawen Li Chunyuan)