President Joe Biden has examined positive for Covid-19, the White House stated Thursday.

The 79-year-old president, who’s totally vaccinated and has acquired two Covid booster pictures, is experiencing “very mild symptoms,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre stated in a press release.

Biden has begun taking Paxlovid, an antiviral capsule that may cut back the chance of hospitalization for individuals who check positive for Covid, the press secretary stated.

First woman Jill Biden informed reporters in Detroit, Michigan, on Thursday morning that her husband is “feeling good.”

“I talked to him just a few minutes ago, he’s doing fine,” Jill Biden stated. She examined unfavorable for Covid on Thursday, her workplace stated.

Biden will work in isolation till he tests unfavorable for the virus, Jean-Pierre stated. He will maintain all of his deliberate conferences remotely Thursday.

(L-R) US Representative Jake Auchincloss (D-MA), US Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), US Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and US Special Envoy for Climate John Kerry observe US President Joe Biden earlier than he speaks on the former location of the Brayton Point Power Station in Somerset, Massachussets, on July 20, 2022.

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Biden attended an occasion in Massachusetts on Wednesday to announce insurance policies to struggle local weather change. Lawmakers and administration officers in attendance included Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey, D-Mass., local weather envoy John Kerry and local weather advisor Gina McCarthy.

It was unclear if any of these officers are thought-about shut contacts with Biden below CDC tips.

At the time of the White House’s announcement, Vice President Kamala Harris, 57, was flying on Air Force Two to Charlotte, North Carolina, the place she was scheduled to debate the Biden administration’s investments in high-speed web and meet with state leaders, her workplace informed NBC News. No resolution but has been made to vary her schedule, NBC reported.

The first woman stated she deliberate to maintain her schedule in Detroit, the place she was set to go to public colleges and talk about how federal funds are getting used to deal with college students’ psychological well being points and Covid-related studying disruptions.

Read the complete assertion from the White House:

This morning, President Biden examined positive for COVID-19.  He is totally vaccinated and twice boosted and experiencing very mild symptoms.  He has begun taking Paxlovid. Consistent with CDC tips, he’ll isolate on the White House and can proceed to hold out all of his duties totally throughout that point.  He has been in touch with members of the White House employees by telephone this morning, and can take part in his deliberate conferences on the White House this morning through telephone and Zoom from the residence.

Consistent with White House protocol for positive COVID instances, which works above and past CDC steerage, he’ll proceed to work in isolation till he tests unfavorable.  Once he tests unfavorable, he’ll return to in-person work.

Out of an abundance of transparency, the White House will present a day by day replace on the President’s standing as he continues to hold out the complete duties of the workplace whereas in isolation.

Per normal protocol for any positive case on the White House, the White House Medical Unit will inform all shut contacts of the President through the day immediately, together with any Members of Congress and any members of the press who interacted with the President throughout yesterday’s journey.  The President’s final earlier check for COVID was Tuesday, when he had a unfavorable check end result.

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