Coronavirus: Pompeo Will Not Self-Isolate After Afghanistan & Qatar Trip

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not self-isolate after returning from Afghanistan and Qatar on Tuesday because neither country was on a US government list calling for such precautions when he visited, a State Department medical official said.

The official, who spoke on condition of anonymity, also said Mr Pompeo’s choreographed movements in both places and the prior screening of people who came in contact with him meant it was a low or no-risk environment for him to catch the disease.

Asked if Mr Pompeo or his staff planned to self-quarantine for 14 days following their return Tuesday, the official told reporters in a call: “No, they are not,” and added: “There’s no intent to quarantine anyone because it’s not indicated.”

25 / March 2020
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