President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19, the White House announced Thursday morning.
BREAKING: Pres. Biden has tested positive for COVID-19.He has "very mild symptoms" and is taking Paxlovid, White House says. https://t.co/lu9p8oCd24
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White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre released a statement following the announcement:“This morning, President Biden tested positive for COVID-19. He is fully vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms. He has begun taking Paxlovid. Consistent with CDC guidelines, he will isolate at the White House and will continue to carry out all of his duties fully during that time. He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence.”
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This is the first time Biden has tested for COVID.