U.S. First Lady Dr. Jill Biden tested positive for COVID-19 and is experiencing mild symptoms of the disease, her spokeswoman, Elizabeth Alexander, said Tuesday.
"After testing negative for COVID-19 on Monday, the first Ice began experiencing cold symptoms late in the evening. She again tested negative for the antigen, but the PLR test was positive," said Elizabeth Alexander, her communications director on Twitter.
According to Alexander, the first U.S. ice has been vaccinated twice and received two booster doses of the vaccine and is taking Paxlovid, Pfizer's antiviral drug.
The first ice is now on Kiawah Island, Pivdenne Carolina, with U.S. President Joe Biden, who is scheduled to return to Washington to sign the bill later this Tuesday, CNN noted.
"For now, she is at a private residence in the Western Carolinas and will return home after taking two follow-up negative tests for COVID-19," Alexander added.
That said, White House press secretary Carine Jean-Pierre has reported that "the President took an antigen test early today," which "came back negative for COVID-19."
"In accordance with CDC guidelines, since he is a close contact with the first ice, he will wear a mask for 10 days when he stays in the room and in direct proximity to others. We will also increase the frequency of the President's tests and notify you of the results," Jean-Pierre wrote on Twitter.
On September 7, it became known that U.S. President Joe Biden tested negative for COVID-19 the second day in a row and will be released from isolation.