Jill Biden tests positive for Covid-19

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First lady Jill Biden tested positive for Covid-19 Monday evening and is “currently experiencing only mild symptoms,” according to the White House.

The first lady, 72, will remain at her home in Rehoboth Beach, Del., her communications director Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement. She has been vaccinated and received boosters.

This is the first lady’s second Covid diagnosis. She first tested positive in August 2022, shortly after President Joe Biden tested positive for the virus.

The president, who tested negative for Covid on Monday night, took a solo trip back to D.C. from Delaware. The couple had been staying in their vacation home over the weekend after visiting Florida together Saturday to tour some of the damage left in the wake of Hurricane Idalia.

Earlier Monday, when the president made a visit to Philadelphia for a Labor Day event, the first lady stayed in Delaware.

The 80-year-old president “will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms,” according to a statement by White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre. Biden is scheduled to leave for India later this week to attend the G-20 summit. He then has plans to fly to Vietnam over the weekend before returning home.

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