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First lady Jill Biden tests negative for COVID-19, leaves isolation

First lady tests constructive for Covid-19


First lady Jill Biden tests constructive for COVID-19

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Washington — First lady Jill Biden has examined negative for COVID-19 and left isolation 5 days after first testing constructive, her office mentioned Sunday. 

“After isolating for five days and receiving negative results from two consecutive COVID-19 tests, the First Lady will depart South Carolina later today for Delaware,” Elizabeth Alexander, the primary lady’s communications director, mentioned in a press release.

Biden had been isolating in South Carolina since final Tuesday, when she examined constructive towards the top of a household trip. President Biden, who just lately overcame two bouts of COVID-19, examined negative for the virus and briefly returned to Washington earlier than departing for Delaware. 

The first lady is double-vaccinated and obtained two boosters, her office mentioned final week. She skilled delicate “cold-like” signs and was handled with the antiviral medicine Paxlovid.

The president first examined constructive for COVID-19 on July 21 and remoted on the White House whereas the primary lady remained on the couple’s residence in Delaware. He emerged from isolation six days later, however developed a “rebound” case on July 30, forcing him to isolate once more till Aug. 7.

He was thought of an in depth contact of the primary lady final week, and the White House mentioned he would put on a masks whereas in shut proximity to others for the subsequent 10 days.

The first lady arrived in Delaware on Sunday afternoon.

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