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Pompeo will not self-isolate after Afghanistan, Qatar trip

Reuters Tuesday, 24 March 2020
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will not self-isolate after returning from Afghanistan and Qatar on Tuesday because neither country was on a U.S. government list calling for such precautions when he visited, a State Department medical official said.
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