July 21, 2022 — President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Thursday.
Biden, 79, is experiencing “very mild” symptoms, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement. The president is fully vaccinated and has been boosted twice. He has started taking the antiviral Paxlovid since testing positive, Jean-Pierre said.
Biden plans to isolate at the White House and “will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time,” the statement said.
“He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence.”
Biden will return to in-person work after he tests negative.
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