Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19, according to a statement from her office.
She’s reportedly experiencing mild symptoms and will isolate at their Delaware beach home.
“Following the First Lady’s positive test for COVID-19, President Biden was administered a COVID test this evening. The President tested negative. The President will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms,” a statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre read.
JUST IN: First Lady Jill Biden tests positive for COVID, is experiencing mild symptoms and will isolate at their Delaware beach home; the President tested negative – White House pic.twitter.com/EaUJkf2G6Q
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Fox News reports:
The first lady is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, according to a statement from her communications director last year.
The last time the 72-year-old tested positive for the virus was in August 2022. At the time, she was staying at a private residence in South Carolina.Advertisement
BREAKING: First Lady Jill Biden, who is fully vaccinated and boosted, has tested positive for Covid-19.
She is 72 years old and has been vaccinated twice and boosted twice. So far the President hasn’t tested positive for the virus.
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As NPR noted, Joe Biden is scheduled to travel abroad this week.
President Biden – who is slated to travel to India on Thursday for the G20 –tested negative, the White House said. He will be tested regularly this week.
This is the second time that Jill Biden, 72, has had COVID. Last August, she came down with the virus while vacationing with the president and their family on Kiawah Island, S.C. After a course of Paxlovid treatment she then tested positive.
The president last tested positive for COVID in July 2022.
Although the experimental COVID-19 shots never worked to prevent any pathogen, the Biden administration wants to push another injection on the entire U.S. population.