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Austin to testify to lawmakers over controversial secret hospitalisation

Washington, Feb 29 (UNI) US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin will be in the US Capitol on Thursday to testify before lawmakers about his secret hospitalisation last month to be treated for prostate cancer, which caught everyone in the US government off guard, including the US president himself.

Austin will provide testimony to the House Armed Services Committee at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday (15:00 GMT) regarding the circumstances surrounding his failure to communicate his absence to the US president in a timely manner during his recent hospitalisation.
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