U.S. Secretary of Agriculture Tom Bilsack tested positive for the coronavirus, his department announced on Saturday, adding to the wave of incidents that confused the Biden administration a few days after meeting with Mexican officials. ..
publication Mr Billsack said he had conducted negative tests on Monday and Tuesday departures and on his return from the meeting and was notified to the Mexican government.
Like many other officials in the Biden administration, Mr Billsack intended to continue working while in isolation. However, an infectious disease that is prevalent among top US authorities has caused confusion for minors and majors, prompting approval from the White House that President Biden, 79, could be infected.
Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tested positive on Thursday, canceling a regular press conference.Mr. Pelosi was one of the members who looked like President Biden and Maskless. At the bill signing ceremony at the White House on Wednesday.. The picture shows him kissing her on his cheekHowever, White House spokesman Jen Psaki later explained that Mr. Pelosi was not considered a close contact with the president. Defined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as a person at a distance of less than 6 feet More than 15 minutes in 24 hours.
In a more serious turmoil, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hanmil said: Said The planned parliamentary delegation to Asia, which she was supposed to lead, has been postponed.
The trip, officially focused on Japan, Japanese and Taiwanese media He visited Taiwan on Sunday and issued a warning from China, which considers Taiwan to be its territory.Sunday is 43rd anniversary of President Jimmy Carter signing Taiwan Relations ActThis allowed the United States to grant diplomatic approval to China while maintaining informal relations with democratically dominated Taiwan.
The wave of incidents also hit Mr. Biden’s communications staff hard.Mr. Pusaki Test positive The day before she was to join President Biden on a trip to Brussels for a series of summit talks to support Ukraine in the fight against the Russian invasion last month.Instead, White House Chief Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre accompanied Mr. Biden — and Showed positive on her return..
And just in the past few days, more ministers and senior aides to members of the administration said the test was positive after attending an annual dinner for A-list politicians and journalists in Washington last week. I reported.Among those who have Publicly announced It is Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo who has been infected with the virus after attending the event. Attorney General Merrick B. Garland; President’s sister, Valerie Byden Owens. Jamal Simmons, Vice President of Communication for Kamala Harris. Mr Biden did not attend.
Judge Biden, Harris and Judge Jackson end their speeches on Friday at a celebration on the south lawn of the White House where Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson was confirmed to be the first black woman to be nominated by the Supreme Court. And the white house Without mixing with the crowd..
The White House seems to be preparing the public for some time in case Mr. Biden can become infected, despite the painstaking efforts to protect Mr. Biden. On Thursday, White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said in an interview with CNN that the president could be positive “at some point.” Repeated by Mr. Pusaki at a regular White House press conference on Friday..
“The president has been vaccinated and has a double booster effect, which protects him from severe covids,” said Pusaki.