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US President Biden Tests Positive For COVID-19

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United States President, Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced on Thursday, revealing that the 79-year-old leader was experiencing “mild symptoms”.

A statement released by White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre on Thursday indicated that Biden is fully vaccinated and twice boosted.

Jean-Pierre stated that consistent with the guidelines provided by the Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the president would self-isolate at the White House until he tests negative but would continue to carry out his full duties.

The statement reads, “This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms. He has begun taking Paxlovid.

“Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time.

“He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence.

“Consistent with White House protocol for positive COVID cases, which goes above and beyond CDC guidance, he will continue to work in isolation until he tests negative. Once he tests negative, he will return to in-person work.

“Out of an abundance of transparency, the White House will provide a daily update on the President’s status as he continues to carry out the full duties of the office while in isolation.

“Per standard protocol for any positive case at the White House, the White House Medical Unit will inform all close contacts of the President during the day today, including any Members of Congress and any members of the press who interacted with the President during yesterday’s travel.

“The President’s last previous test for COVID was Tuesday, when he had a negative test result.”



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