Pentagon chief continues to work from home, showing mild COVID-19 symptoms

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin visits in Seoul

WASHINGTON – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin continues to show mild symptoms of COVID-19 and is working from home, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.

“He has attended two meetings virtually today… he continues to participate remotely from home,” Pentagon spokesman John Kirby told reporters.

Austin tested positive for COVID-19 on Sunday.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart)

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