(CNN)The US State Department has its first positive Covid-19 case in Washington, according to an email sent to employees on Thursday and reviewed by CNN. The individual worked in one of the annex buildings in Washington, not the main State Department building in the Foggy Bottom neighborhood.Under Secretary for Management Brian Bulatao said in the email that there is someone in Washington who tested positive for coronavirus. “Today, we learned of our first case of someone who works in a domestic annex in Washington, DC,” the email read.Bulatao’s email said State will temporarily close that area of the building while it is disinfected and made safe for occupancy. He also wrote that since the outbreak began, a “small number” of State employees abroad have tested positive or have had visitors to their building who were later found to have Covid-19, but said that this was the first case in the nation’s capital.A State Department spokesperson told CNN that the department was notified Wednesday night of one confirmed Covid-19 case who is a department Domestic Facility employee. “Staff who work in the impacted area were directed by supervisors, in coordination with the Bureau of Medical Services, to take the necessary precautions,”


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