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US first lady Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19

US first lady Jill Biden (right) is welcomed by Spain's Queen Letizia to a reception center for Ukrainian refugees in Madrid, Spain, Tuesday, June 28, 2022 (Oscar del Pozo/Pool Photo via AP) 
Zeke Miller, Associated Press

US First lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and was experiencing “mild symptoms”, the White House announced today.

She had been holidaying with President Joe Biden in the US state of South Carolina when she began experiencing symptoms yesterday.

She has been prescribed the antiviral drug Paxlovid and will isolate at the couple's holiday home for at least five days.

Mr Biden tested negative for the virus today, the White House said, but would be wearing a mask indoors for 10 days in line with Centres for Disease Control and Prevention guidance.

He recovered from a rebound case of the virus on August 7.

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