First Lady Jill Biden tested positive for Covid-19

President Joe Biden has also tested negative. He had contracted Covid-19 at the end of July.

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US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and suffers from “mild symptoms”, announced Tuesday August 16 the White House. The president’s wife “began to develop cold-like symptoms” Monday evening, and a PCR test came back positive, detailed its communications director, Elizabeth Alexander.

Jill Biden, 71, to receive Paxlovid antiviral treatment and self-isolate “at least five days” in South Carolina, where she was on vacation with her husband, Joe Biden, said Elizabeth Alexander. The president, for his part, tested negative and will back in the day in washingtonsaid a spokesman for the White House.

The 79-year-old president had tested positive for Covid-19 in late July with mild symptoms and self-isolated for about two weeks before finally testing negative on August 6.

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