Biden leaves White House for 1st time since getting COVID-19

REHOBOTH BEACH, Del. — Ending his most up-to-date COVID-19 isolation, President Joe Biden on Sunday left the White House for the primary time since changing into contaminated with the coronavirus final month, settling in for a reunion with first woman Jill Biden of their house state of Delaware.

The president examined destructive Saturday and Sunday, based on his physician, clearing the best way for him to emerge from an isolation that lasted longer than anticipated due to a rebound case of the virus.

“I’m feeling great,” Biden mentioned earlier than boarding Marine One exterior the White House.

The Bidens had been anticipated to spend the day in Rehoboth Beach, a well-liked trip vacation spot.

Biden initially examined constructive on July 21, and he started taking the anti-viral remedy Paxlovid, which is meant to lower the chance of great sickness from the virus. According to his physician, Biden’s important indicators remained regular all through his an infection, however he his signs included a runny nostril, cough, sore throat and physique aches.

After isolating for a number of days, Biden examined destructive on July 26 and July 27, when he gave a speech within the Rose Garden, telling Americans they will “dwell with out worry” of the virus if they get booster shots, test themselves for the virus if they become sick and seek out treatments.

But Biden caught a rare rebound case of COVID-19 on July 30, forcing him to isolate again. He occasionally gave speeches from a White House balcony, such as when he marked the killing of an al-Qaida leader or a strong jobs report.

He continued to test positive until Saturday, when he received his first negative result. While the president was isolating in the White House residence, the first lady remained in Delaware.

The Bidens are scheduled to go to Kentucky on Monday to view flood harm and meet with households.

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