Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro has examined positive for coronavirus, based on a statement released Monday.
Del Toro returned from official journey on Friday afternoon, the assertion mentioned, and had obtained detrimental tests on Jan. 21 and the morning of Jan. 28. He was Pascagoula, Miss., final week, the place he toured Ingalls Shipbuilding. Mississippi Republican Rep. Steven Palazzo and Sens. Roger Wicker and Cindy Hyde-Smith also took part in the shipyard tour.
“I’m following my doctor’s directions and can quarantine for the subsequent 5 days at a minimal in accordance with CDC tips,” Del Toro mentioned in an announcement. “Throughout this time, I’ll attend key conferences and discussions just about.” He added that Undersecretary Meredith Berger will symbolize him throughout his bodily absence.
Del Toro mentioned he’s totally vaccinated and obtained a booster dose in October. He famous that his signs would have been a lot worse if he wasn’t triple vaccinated.