After first lady Jill Biden’s positive COVID-19 test a day earlier, the White House reportedly announced that President Biden will wear a mask while indoors and around people.
Press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre informed reporters that the first lady is having mild symptoms as a result of the positive test on Monday. For quarantine, she will remain in Delaware.
The president was tested twice for the virus on Monday and Tuesday, and both times the results were negative. He has no symptoms, according to Jean-Pierre.
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Despite the first lady’s positive test, the White House has stated that he will continue to conduct “regular” testing.
The president is expected to fly out on Thursday to attend the Group of 20 Summit in New Delhi, India.
Before heading to Vietnam to meet with its leaders, he will stay there for three days.
Before leaving for India, Biden would take a COVID-19 test, according to Jean-Pierre, but his testing schedule would otherwise be decided in cooperation with his doctor.
Jean-Pierre pointed out that following a close contact exposure, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises people to adopt a combination of masking, testing, and symptom monitoring.