US Interior Secretary Bernhardt tests positive for COVID-19

David Bernhardt, President Donald Trump’s nominee to be Interior Secretary, is sworn in during a Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee confirmation hearing on March 28, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (Reuters) — U.S. Interior Department Secretary David Bernhardt tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday, a representative for the department said.

Bernhardt was asymptomatic and would continue to work while in quarantine, Interior spokesman Nicholas Goodwin told Reuters by email. 

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