Washington, Aug 17: US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19, a spokesperson said on Tuesday.
Jill Biden, 71, began to develop cold-like symptoms on Monday evening and a PCR test came back positive, Xinhua news agency reported, citing the spokesperson. Russia Warns of Direct Military Clash With US, Says ‘America Acts With No Regard to Security and Interests of Other Countries’.
Double-vaccinated and twice boosted, Jill Biden is "only experiencing mild symptoms" and has been prescribed a course of Paxlovid, an antiviral therapy produced by Pfizer and given to patients with Covid-19.
The US first lady, the spokesperson added, will isolate for at least five days.
She is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative tests.
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