FILE PHOTO: Lithuania’s Defense Minister Raimundas Karobli speaks during a meeting with Acting U.S. Defense Secretary Christopher Miller at the Pentagon in nearby Arlington, Virginia, U.S., November 13, 2020.
REUTERS/Tom BrennerWASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lithuanian Defense Minister Raimundas Karoblis has tested positive for COVID-19 and Anthony Tata, one of several senior U.S. defense officials who met him at the Pentagon last week, also tested positive on Thursday, the Pentagon said.
The Lithuanian embassy told the Pentagon of Karoblis’s positive test on Thursday, it added.
All the senior U.S. defense officials who met Karoblis on Nov. 13 and Nov. 16, including Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller, were tested for COVID-19, the Pentagon said in its statement.
Last month almost all of the U.S. military’s Joint Chiefs of Staff went into self-quarantine after two senior military officials who attended a top-level meeting tested positive for COVID-19.
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