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President Biden Tests Positive for COVID-19

He is experiencing mild symptoms and is going to take Paxlovid.

In a statement from White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, she announced this morning that President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19. According to the statement, he is experiencing mild symptoms and is going to begin a regimen of Paxlovid. This is the President’s first bout with the virus. He has been double vaccinated and has had two rounds of boosters. His most recent booster was administered to him at the end of March.

The President is isolating at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties. 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.

Per standard protocol for any positive case at the White House, the White House Medical Unit will inform all close contacts of the President during the day today. His last previous test for COVID-18 was Tuesday, and he tested negative.

In the same statement, Jean-Pierre said they would provide daily updates of the President’s condition.