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US President Joe Biden 'doing well' after covid testing positive

By Hardik Wasanwal

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in isolation at the White House.

Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said the 79-year-old, who has been fully vaccinated and received a booster jab twice, is experiencing "very mild symptoms" and will continue to perform all of her duties. .

His statement said that the president is taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid.

First Lady Jill Biden said he was "doing fine", and that he had tested negative.Β  Ms Jean-Pierre said the president would continue to work in isolation, in line with White House protocol, until he tested negative,

The official said that he will participate in the meetings through telephone and Zoom.

White House COVID coordinator Dr Ashish Jha said the president was tired, had a runny nose and a dry cough.

He said Mr Biden went to bed feeling fine but did not sleep well and then tested positive on Thursday morning.