US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during an event at the State Department in Washington on Monday. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during an event at the State Department in Washington on Monday. Photo: AFP

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken tests positive for Covid-19 ahead of China policy speech

  • The top US diplomat is experiencing mild symptoms; President Biden, whom he has not seen in person for days, is not considered a close contact
  • Blinken’s China policy speech will be moved to a date ‘in the not-too-distant future’, State Department spokesman says

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during an event at the State Department in Washington on Monday. Photo: AFP
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken listens during an event at the State Department in Washington on Monday. Photo: AFP
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