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Jill Biden ends isolation after negative Covid tests


First lady Jill Biden will end her isolation after two negative Covid tests, her office announced on Sunday.

After five days of isolation, the first lady, 71, will leave South Carolina, where she was vacationing on Kiawah Island with President Joe Biden before testing positive for Covid, to join the president on Sunday in the Delaware, its director of communications, Elizabeth Alexander. , said in a statement.

The White House said on Tuesday that she had tested positive for Covid and had been prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid.

The first lady, who received two shots and two booster shots, “began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evening” on Monday, her office said in a statement.

“She again tested negative on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive,” Alexander said at the time.

His positive diagnosis came about three weeks after the president first tested positive for the virus in July. He was immediately treated with Paxlovid and then tested positive again at the end of the month after a few days of testing negative, which his doctor said was a “rebound” case attributed to the drug. The first lady did not test positive during this time.



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