“The Foreign Minister is fully vaccinated against the virus and he only feels mild symptoms,” the ministry announced in a statement on Wednesday evening (Swedish time).
The US Foreign Ministry also emphasizes that Antony Blinken has not met US President Joe Biden physically for several days.
Ned Price, spokesman for the US State Department, also announced that Blinken will not give the speech on US China policy that was planned to be held on Thursday.
Blinken was one of the guests who was crowded inside a hotel in Washington DC last weekend when the organization that gathers the journalists who cover the White House held its annual dinner.
President Biden also attended the party, and when the evening’s host – comedian Trevor Noah – introduced the president, he jokingly called the dinner a “super-spreader event.”