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WILMINGTON, DELAWARE - NOVEMBER 10: U.S. President-elect Joe Biden removes his mask to address the media about the Trump Administration’s lawsuit to overturn the Affordable Care Act on November 10, 2020 at the Queen Theater in Wilmington, Delaware. Mr. Biden also answered questions about the process of the transition and how a Biden Administration would work with Republicans. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)


President of the United States, Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 after receiving his second booster in March.

The White House Press Secretary, Karine Jean-Pierre, this known via a statement on Thursday.

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“This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms “, she said.

The Press Secretary added that he has however begun taking Paxlovid.

She said Biden will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time.

The president’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, said Biden’s symptoms started Wednesday evening and described the symptoms as mild.

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“Mostly rhinorrhea (or runny nose) and fatigue, with an occasional dry cough, which started yesterday evening,” O’Connor wrote. He noted that he anticipates that “he will respond favorably” to Paxlovid, as “most maximally protected patients do”, he said.

Meanwhile 79-year-old Biden tweeted that he is doing great and keeping busy.

On the other hand, First lady Jill Biden has tested negative, according to her office.

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