Jen Psaki, White House press secretary to Joe Biden, tested positive for Covid

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Jen Psaki, White House press secretary to Joe Biden, tested positive for Covid


Jen Psaki, Joe Biden’s White House press secretary, said on Sunday that she had tested positive for Covid-19.

Psaki, 42, did not travel with Biden to Rome for the G20 summit, from where the president was due to travel to Glasgow for the Cop26 climate talks.

In a statement, Psaki said she remained in the United States “due to a family emergency, with members of my household testing positive for Covid-19. I have since quarantined and tested negative by PCR for Covid on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. But today I tested positive for Covid.

“Although I have not had close in-person contact with the President or senior White House staff since Wednesday and tested negative for four days after this last contact, I am disclosing the positive test. today by abundance of transparency. “

News of a positive test for a close aide to the president came just over a year after a White House epidemic hit then-President Donald Trump, who was forced to switch from time in the hospital.

Psaki said she saw Biden, 78, on Tuesday, “when we sat outside more than 6 feet apart and wore masks.”

She also said that “thanks to the vaccine, I only experienced mild symptoms, which allowed me to continue working from home.

“I plan to return to work in person at the end of the 10-day quarantine after a negative rapid test, which is an additional White House requirement beyond [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] advice, taken an abundance of caution.

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