Washington, August 16 - U.S. first lady Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 and is quarantined at a private home in South Carolina where she and President Biden have been vacationing for several days, according to her communications director Elizabeth Alexander.
The first lady began to experience cold-like symptoms late in the evening after testing negative for Covid-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence. She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but positive on a PCR test, according to the spokesperson.
Meanwhile, the White House announced on Tuesday that President Joe Biden tested negative for Covid-19.
According to reports, the first lady has been experiencing mild symptoms. Her officer further stated that the first lady has been prescribed Paxlovid, an antiviral medication that reduces the effects of the infection, and that she will not return to the White House until she receives two consecutive negative tests.