The president of United States, Joe Biden, tested positive for COVID-19 this Thursday morning and has “very mild” symptoms, White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
Biden, who was vaccinated for the disease and also has two boosters, has started treatment and will remain in isolation at the White House. They also indicated that he will continue to work.
In this sense, Jean-Pierre explained that the president has already been in contact with members of his team by phone and will participate in several telephone or videoconference meetings from his residence.
In accordance with White House protocol, which goes beyond the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), Biden will remain isolated until he tests negative and will not return to his duties in person until then.
The White House promised to update data on the president’s health status daily while he continues to work.
The White House medical unit will also inform all close contacts of the president, including those he had yesterday with members of Congress and the media, as well as others, during his trip to Massachusetts.
The last test that was done and that he had tested negative was last Tuesday.
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