First lady Jill Biden tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday, the White House said, while she and husband President Joe Biden are on a family vacation in South Carolina.
Biden began experiencing “cold-like symptoms” late Monday evening, according to a statement from Elizabeth Alexander, the communications director of the Office of the First Lady.
While Biden tested negative twice earlier that day, a PCR test came back positive.
The first lady is experiencing mild symptoms and has been prescribed a course of Paxlovid, an antiviral drug.
The White House said Biden will be isolated from others for at least five days and that she is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina.
Last week, the Bidens and their relatives arrived in South Carolina for a family vacation, which was expected to last at least seven days. White House officials said Joe and Jill would stay at a friend’s home on the island where they have previously spent vacations, according to the Associated Press. Biden was photographed shopping in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, with her granddaughter Finnegan Biden and daughter-in-law Melissa Cohen on Sunday. Less than a month ago, Joe Biden tested positive for Covid-19, which forced him to isolate for weeks.
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