June 2, 2023


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Health Secretary Xavier Becerra tests positive for coronavirus while in Germany for G7 meetings

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Wellbeing and Human Providers Secretary Xavier Becerra examined good for COVID-19 on Wednesday forward of meetings in Germany with wellbeing ministers from other G7 countries. 

“He is completely vaccinated and boosted from COVID-19, and is experiencing delicate indicators. He will continue to execute his duties as HHS Secretary, doing work in isolation,” HHS spokesperson Sarah Lovenheim claimed in a statement. 

“HHS has consulted with, and taken each individual move advised and required by, the Centers for Sickness Management and Prevention (CDC) and German general public wellbeing authorities.” 


He previous frequented the White Dwelling on Thursday and President Biden is not considered a close get hold of, Lovenheim reported. 

Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra answers questions at a Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee hearing to discuss reopening schools during Covid-19 at Capitol Hill on September 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. 

Secretary of Overall health and Human Services Xavier Becerra solutions questions at a Senate Health, Schooling, Labor, and Pensions Committee listening to to examine reopening schools throughout Covid-19 at Capitol Hill on September 30, 2021 in Washington, DC. 
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Becerra satisfied with the head of Germany’s community overall health institute, Lothar Wieler, on Tuesday, according to social media posts. He was in Bali, Indonesia, for meetings ahead of arriving in Berlin on Monday. 

The health secretary is the newest member of Biden’s orbit to examination optimistic for COVID-19. 

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White House Domestic Policy Adviser Susan Rice examined positive final Monday, while several other members of the president’s cabinet and employees – which include Secretary of Point out Antony Blinken, White Property Communications Director Kate Bedingfield, Vice President Kamala Harris, U.S. Military Main of Staff Gen. James C. McConville, and Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack – have analyzed optimistic in current weeks. 

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