Lowenheim added that Besser last saw President Joe Biden on Thursday. “Biden is not considered close contact,” according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, she said. Besera “remains fully occupied with the duties of the HHS Secretary, being in isolation in Berlin, and hopes to resume personal meetings as soon as possible.”
Last Thursday, Beser traveled to Bali, Indonesia to co-chair a meeting with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, and arrived in Berlin on Monday. On Saturday, the Minister of Health was to travel to Geneva, Switzerland, for the 75th World Health Assembly, where he was to hold a series of bilateral meetings on health partnership.