Pentagon chief tests positive for COVID-19, has mild symptoms

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin visits Latvia

WASHINGTON – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Monday said he has tested positive for COVID-19 for the second time this year.

Austin in a statement said he was experiencing mild symptoms and would continue with a normal work schedule but be doing it from home.

Austin said he last met with President Joe Biden in person on July 29.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali; Editing by Mark Porter)