WASHINGTON: The State Division stated that Secretary of State Antony Blinken has examined optimistic for COVID-19 after attending the White Home Correspondents’ Dinner and associated occasions over the weekend. Spokesman Ned Value stated Blinken examined optimistic in an OPCR check on Wednesday afternoon. Value stated Blinken is absolutely vaccinated and is experiencing solely delicate signs. Blinken examined adverse Tuesday and once more earlier Wednesday morning. Blinken has not met in particular person with President Joe Biden for “a number of days” and isn’t thought-about an in depth contact of the president. He met earlier Wednesday on the State Division with the Swedish overseas minister. Blinken had been scheduled to provide a speech on Thursday in regards to the Biden administration’s China coverage, however Value stated that speech has been postponed. Value stated Blinken would isolate at house and work just about till the quarantine interval is over. He’s the newest Biden administration determine to check optimistic. Vice President Kamala Harris was cleared to return to to the White Home on Tuesday after testing optimistic final week.