Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19

Washington, Sep 4 (EFE).- The United States’ first lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19, the White House said in a statement on Monday.

Biden tested positive on Monday night and “is currently experiencing only mild symptoms,” the statement said.

For now, she will remain at her and her president husband Joe Biden’s residence at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, it added.

White House spokesperson Karine Jean-Pierre said in a separate statement that Joe Biden has tested negative in a Covid-19 test on Monday night.

The president will undergo regular testing this week and will monitor for symptoms.

He intends to leave on Thursday for New Delhi to participate in the G20 leaders’ summit, which takes place between Sep. 9 and 10, and from there plans to go to Vietnam.

Biden, who at 80 is the oldest president in the history of the United States, had Covid-19 in July of last year.

Jill Biden’s infection occurs amid an increase in cases in the US, where hospitalizations have risen 31 percent in the last two weeks, according to federal data.

It is impossible to know how many cases there are currently in the US because many states have stopped counting. EFE


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