Pompeo enters quarantine after exposure to virus carrier

America’s top diplomat Mike Pompeo is in quarantine after being exposed to a person who has tested positive for COVID-19, the State Department says.

The US secretary of state “has been tested and is negative. In accordance with CDC guidelines, he will be in quarantine. He is being closely monitored by the Department’s medical team,” a State Department spokesperson says, adding that for privacy reasons they could not identify the person he came into contact with.


US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pats his head during a joint press conference with Benjamin Netanyahu and Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Abdullatif bin Rashid Alzayani after their trilateral meeting in Jerusalem on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020. (Menahem Kahana/Pool via AP)