Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff Milley Tests Positive for Coronavirus
15:37 GMT 17.01.2022 (Updated: 16:05 GMT 17.01.2022)
The last time Milley met POTUS was on 12 January, the Pentagon said.
Chairman of US Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley has tested positive for the COVID-19 infection, his spokesman said.
The following statement was provided by the spokesperson:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley is working remotely and isolating himself from contact with others after a positive COVID-19 test yesterday. He is experiencing very minor symptoms and can perform all of his duties from a remote location. He has received the COVID-19 vaccines including the booster.
All other Joint Chiefs of Staff except for one tested negative for COVID-19 yesterday, the statement says.
Gen. Milley’s most recent contact with President Biden was on Wednesday, January 12 at Gen. Odierno’s funeral. He tested negative several days prior to and every day following contact with the President until yesterday, the spokesperson added.