(Wilmington) Joe Biden’s close adviser tested positive for COVID – 19 and goes into custody, a spokesman for the president-elect said Thursday, promising that the latter would not be considered a consultation case.
Cedric Richmond, who has been named as a White House adviser, made rapid tests after returning positive symptoms on Wednesday. A second test confirmed the diagnosis Thursday, Kate Beddingfield said.
Joe Biden also tested Kovid on Thursday, which came in negative, she said in a statement.
The adviser attended Mr Biden’s rally in Atlanta, Georgia on Tuesday, but a spokesman said he had “no close ties” with him.
He did not travel with those elected as president and his contact with him “in public, masked and lasting less than 15 minutes,” she said.
Cedric Richmond, 47, notices a fourteen-day blockade and will have to undergo two negative tests to resume his duties. Two people who came with him in a car on a trip to Georgia were also detained.
At 78, Joe Biden has been raising health safety measures since the outbreak began. He restricts his movements to a strict minimum, wears a mask – or two supermosed – openly, and is regularly tested.
He assured that he was ready to be vaccinated “publicly” as soon as possible.
Dozens of dozens of colleagues and relatives of Donald Trump and White House employees have been infected with the virus, which has killed more than 310,000 people in the United States.