KUALA LUMPUR: The US Embassy has informed the Malaysian government of a positive Covid-19 case in the travelling party accompanying US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

According to a statement from the embassy here yesterday, the sole member of the travelling party who tested positive is observing all requirements of the Malaysian Health Ministry, Bernama reported.

“We can confirm that the person was not involved and has not taken part in any of Secretary Blinken’s programmes in Kuala Lumpur.

“We confirm all other members of the party tested negative upon arrival in Malaysia,” the statement said.Meanwhile, it is understood Blinken will head home today instead of proceeding to Thailand.

The matter was reported by Reuters, which attributed the information to a US State Department official.