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US Attorney General Merrick Garland tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday afternoon, according to a statement.
Garland tested positive for the virus after taking antigen tests and has no symptoms, the statement said.
“Attorney General Garland this afternoon tested positive for COVID-19 through antigen testing. He requested to be tested after learning he may have been exposed to the virus. At the time, he has no symptoms. The Attorney General is fully vaccinated and boosted,” the statement read. “As per CDC guidelines, the Attorney General will self-isolate at home for a minimum of five days. He will work virtually during this time and return to the office after testing negative for the virus. The department will conduct contact tracing in accordance with CDC protocols. .”
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