The first lady of the United States, Jill Biden, has tested positive for COVID, has mild symptoms of the disease and will isolate herself for five days, according to her communication director, Elizabeth Alexander, in a statement.
As Alexander explained, Joe Biden’s wife tested negative yesterday, although in the afternoon she began to have symptoms. She underwent an antigen test that was negative, although later she had a PCR test that was positive.
On the other hand, the White House has reported that the president has given a negative result in the test that was carried out on Tuesday, and as he is a close contact with his wife, he will follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and will carry mask for the next ten days in all closed rooms and when around other people. The White House, in addition, will increase the tests that it usually does to the president and will report on its results.
Jill Biden has the full vaccine schedule and two boosters and, according to her communications director, only has mild symptoms. Like her husband when she recently had the disease, Jill Biden is feeling treated with Paxlovid and will be isolated for five days.
The first lady is currently in a private residence in South Carolina, where the Biden family has spent a few days on vacation. She there she will stay until she tests negative twice in a row. Jill Biden’s contagion occurs a few weeks after her husband’s. The US president tested positive for COVID on July 21.
President Biden tested negative on July 27, although he tested positive again on July 30, a “rebound effect” that the White House explained is experienced by some patients treated with Paxlovid. On August 7, Biden came out of his second isolation after testing negative.
The president and his wife traveled to South Carolina on August 10 to spend a few days on vacation with the family. Joe Biden is scheduled to sign the Inflation Reduction Act this afternoon at the White House.