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Irish PM checks optimistic for COVID-19 throughout go to to DC

Irish Prime Minister Micheál Martin tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday night and had to leave an event in Washington, D.C., which he attended along with President BidenJoe BidenUngar-Sargon: Working class hit hardest by inflation Nevada county to consider counting all ballots by hand Biden to announce B in Ukraine military aid: report MORE and House Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiRNC adds Salesforce as defendant in lawsuit against Jan. 6 panel Overnight Defense & National Security — Presented by AM General — Prepping for Zelensky’s big speech Overnight Health Care — White House steps up COVID money warnings MORE.

Martin, who was photographed sitting next to Pelosi, was forced to leave the Ireland Funds 30th National Gala at the National Building Museum after learning of his positive test, according to Politico.

John Hudson with The Washington Post tweeted that Biden interacted with Martin, but a White House official told the reporter that Biden was not considered a “close contact” of the prime minister, meaning he was not within his vicinity for fifteen or more minutes.

The news comes after second gentleman Doug EmhoffDoug EmhoffBiden argues gender equality benefits everybody to mark Women’s History Month Harris’s husband tests positive for COVID-19 The Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by Facebook – Russia-Ukraine, US-China hold talks but yield little MORE tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, canceling an appearance with Vice President Harris and Biden for an event on Equal Pay Day.

Martin, also known as the Taoiseach, was supposed to appear for a series of events with White House officials on St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday. 

The events included a “breakfast hosted by US Vice President Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris’s husband tests positive for COVID-19 Harris teams up with women’s soccer team to mark Equal Pay Day Watch live: Biden delivers remarks on equal pay MORE, the Speakers Lunch on Capitol Hill, a bilateral between the Taoiseach and President Biden, as well as the traditional Shamrock Ceremony and Ambassador’s St Patrick’s Day Reception.”


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