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US first lady tests positive for Covid-19

First lady Jill Biden visits with Slovak and Ukrainian mothers and their children as the families participate in a Mother’s Day activity in Kosice, Slovakia, on May 8, 2022. Photo: CNN

Wife to the President of the United States of America, Jill Biden has tested positive for the coronavirus, the White House says.

Spokesperson to the first lady, Elizabeth Alexander on Tuesday confirmed that Jill Biden developed symptoms late Monday and twice tested negative on rapid antigen tests before a PCR test result came back positive, Washington Post reports.

Alexander noted that Jill Biden, 71, is “double-vaccinated, twice boosted and only experiencing mild symptoms.” The first lady has been prescribed the antiviral therapy Paxlovid and will isolate herself from others for at least five days, in accordance with guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

CNN Rreports that the first lady is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative COVID tests.

Writing by Muzha Kucha