US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for coronavirus. This was announced on August 16 in her press service.
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“After receiving a negative test for COVID-19 on Monday, the first lady began to show symptoms of a cold late in the evening. She again received a negative rapid antigen test result, but the PCR test result was positive,” the statement said.
It is noted that Jill Biden has been vaccinated twice and received two booster shots against coronavirus, and therefore is experiencing only moderate symptoms.
“The first lady of the United States has been assigned a course of Paxlovid, and following the instructions of the medical regulator, she will be in isolation from others for at least five days. Close contacts of the first lady have been notified of the incident, ”the press service said.
Now the wife of the American leader is in a private residence in the state of South Carolina. It is expected that she will return home only after she passes two negative tests for COVID-19.
On July 21, Joe Biden tested positive for the coronavirus. It was noted that the US leader’s temperature rose to 37.5 degrees.
On July 23, White House COVID-19 Response Team Coordinator Ashish Jha said the head of state was feeling better. According to the doctor, Biden slept well at night, and in the morning he completely ate his breakfast and even showed him his plate.
On the same day it became known that the president was hoarse. At a remote meeting on economic issues, he spoke in a slightly hoarse voice and coughed.
On July 27, Biden received two negative test results for COVID-19, but on the 30th the test came back positive, so he returned to quarantine again.
On August 7, Biden’s second coronavirus test came back negative. Two days later, the head of the White House was coughing, but shaking hands with guests at an event at the White House.