Biden tests positive for Covid-19, has mild symptoms
US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19, the White House said Thursday, CNBC reported.
The 79-year-old president, who is fully vaccinated and has received two Covid booster shots, is experiencing “very mild symptoms,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.
Biden has begun taking Paxlovid, an antiviral pill that can reduce the risk of hospitalization for people who test positive for Covid, the press secretary said.
Biden will work in isolation until he tests negative for the virus, Jean-Pierre said.