Biden has COVID: President, 79, tests positive with ‘very mild’ symptoms
President Joe Biden has contracted COVID-19, the White House announced Thursday morning.
‘This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said:
‘He has already started taking Paxlovid. Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will be in isolation at the White House and will continue to fully perform his duties in the meantime. ‘
She said the White House will provide daily updates on his health and that the president will attend his planned meetings by phone and Zoom from the White House residence.
“In line with the White House process for positive COVID cases, which exceed CDC guidelines, he will continue to work in isolation until he tests negative,” she added.
‘Once he tests negative, he will return to in-person work.’