Joe Biden Tests Negative Again For Covid As First Lady Experiences “Mild Symptoms” — Update

UPDATE: President Joe Biden tested negative for Covid again on Tuesday morning, after his wife First Lady Jill Biden tested positive.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said that the president has been wearing a mask indoors, removing it when he is at a safe distance from others.

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Jean-Pierre said that the first lady was experiencing “mild symptoms.” She has remained at the Bidens’ Rehoboth Beach, DE home.

The president is due to travel to India later this week.

PREVIOUSLY: First Lady Jill Biden had tested positive for Covid and is experiencing mild symptoms, her communications director said.

President Joe Biden tested negative on Monday evening and “will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms,” White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

The Bidens visited Florida on Saturday to talk to those impacted by the hurricane. The president spoke at a Labor Day event in Philadelphia earlier on Monday.

The first lady will remain in Rehoboth Beach, DE, where the Bidens have a home.

The Bidens each tested positive for Covid in the summer of 2022. After being treated with Paxlovid, the president experienced a rebound of the virus.

The first lady’s positive case comes amid an upswing in Covid in certain parts of the country. The most recent Centers for Disease Control information showed that hospitalizations had risen by 18.8% in the week ended Aug. 19.

The president is scheduled to embark on an overseas trip on Thursday to India and Vietnam.

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