(Washington) White House spokeswoman Jen Psaki announced on Sunday that she had tested positive for COVID-19, just days after US President Joe Biden’s decision not to attend a European tour because his family members had been infected with the virus.
M.Me After being declared negative several times a week, a test on Sunday turned out to be positive, Psaki said in a statement.
“Although I have not been in close contact with the president or senior White House officials since Wednesday, and despite being declared negative four days after this last contact, I reveal a positive test today. Huh for transparency,” she explains.
“When I last saw the president on Tuesday, we were sitting outside more than a meter away and we were wearing masks.”
The spokeswoman said she had only mild symptoms due to the vaccine and was working from home, detaining herself for ten days before undergoing a new test and possibly returning to the hospital. White House.
Joe Biden, 78, is in Rome for the G20 summit on Sunday and Glasgow on Monday for the COP26 climate summit. He received a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine in September.
Most Americans are immunized against the vaccine and only 58% of them are fully vaccinated, while the United States records more than 745,000 deaths from the pandemic.
US health officials have approved booster shots for the Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson vaccines.