NEW YORK, Jan 24 — Sarah Palin, the 2008 Republican US vice presidential candidate and former Alaska governor, has tested positive for the coronavirus, as she had been set to go to trial against The New York Times, which she accused of defamation.

Palin’s positive test was announced by US District Judge Jed Rakoff in Manhattan, who is presiding over the case. Rakoff said “she is of course unvaccinated,” referring to Palin. — Reuters