Blinken cuts foreign trip short over Covid concerns


Secretary of State Antony Blinken is cutting short his weeklong overseas trip and returning to Washington, D.C., due to reasons related to Covid-19, the State Department announced on Wednesday.

In a call with Thai Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Don Pramudwinai, Blinken “expressed his deep regret” that he would not be traveling on to Bangkok from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement.

“[Blinken] explained that, in order to mitigate the risk of

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