Reuters has just quoted the U.S. State Department as saying that U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo will be quarantined after contacting a person who has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The report mentioned that Pompeo’s COVID-19 test was negative.
However, a State Department spokesman refused to disclose the identity of the person who tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
U.S. Secretary of State Pompeo will be quarantined due to exposure to people infected with the novel coronavirus.
Washington, December 16 The U.S. State Department issued a statement on the 16th local time that Secretary of State Pompeo has been confirmed to have been exposed to people infected with the novel coronavirus and he will start quarantine.
In a statement, the U.S. State Department said that Pompeo has been confirmed to have been exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19 and cannot disclose his identity due to privacy concerns.
The statement also said that Pompeo had been tested for the novel coronavirus that day and the results were negative. Following guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pompeo will be quarantined and the medical team is closely monitoring his health.
According to U.S. media reports, the U.S. State Department was originally scheduled to hold a reception for foreign ambassadors on the evening of the 16th. Pompeo was scheduled to attend the reception and deliver a speech, but the event has been cancelled.
In recent days, the U.S. State Department has held a number of offline holiday receptions, which have been questioned and criticized by some State Department officials and medical experts. Other government departments in the United States, such as the Department of Defense, hold receptions online.
According to the statistics released by Johns Hopkins University in the United States, as of 17:00 on the 16th, the cumulative number of confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the United States exceeded 16.88 million, and the cumulative number of deaths exceeded 306,000.
As the Christmas holiday approaches, American medical experts have frequently reminded people to minimize holiday family gatherings recently, otherwise it will lead to further deterioration of the epidemic.