(Bloomberg) -- Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin tested positive for Covid just before trial in her defamation suit against the New York Times was set to begin on Monday.

The judge announced Palin’s positive result in court Monday, noting that the 2008 Republican vice presidential nominee was unvacccinated. He said she was due to take another Covid test at 10:15 a.m. If she tests positive again, the trial will be postponed until Feb. 3. If she continues to test positive, it may be months before the trial can be rescheduled, the judge said.

Palin sued the Times over an opinion piece that incorrectly described an ad by her political action committee to connect them to the 2011 shooting of former U.S. Representative Gabby Giffords of Arizona.

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