Member of Blinken’s delegation detected positive COVID-19 –US Embassy


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KUALA LUMPUR DEC.15: The United States Embassy in Kuala Lumpur has confirmed that the sole member of the travelling party who was detected positive COVID-19 was not involved and had not participated in any of Secretary of State of the United States of America, Antony Blinken’s programme in Kuala Lumpur.

The US Embassy said, the Malaysian Government has been informed of a positive COVID-19 case in the travelling party and is now observing all requirements of the Ministry of Health (MOH).

“We confirm all other members of the party have been tested negative for COVID-19 upon arrival in Kuala Lumpur. We would like to thank MOH for their outstanding support for the health and well-being of the COVID-19 positive individual and of the public, and the Malaysian Ministry of Foreign Affairs for their support for this visit,” the US Embassy said in a statement here today.

Meanwhile, Blinken gave a joint press conference with Minister of Foreign Affairs, Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah early today.
It was reported that the top US diplomat was in Jakarta, Indonesia on Tuesday before heading to Malaysia and then to Bangkok, Thailand on late Wednesday before meeting the Thai officials on Thursday. – Malaysia World News


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