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US First Lady, Jill Biden, tests positive for COVID-19

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The United States First Lady, Jill Biden, has tested positive for COVID-19.

The First Lady’s Director of Communications, Elizabeth Alexander, disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday.

The 71-year-old tested positive for COVID-19 just two weeks after President Joe Biden contracted the virus for a second time.

Mrs. Biden, according to the statement, tested negative on Monday but later developed cold-like symptoms in the evening of the same day.

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The statement read: “A subsequent rapid antigen test was negative, but a more detailed PCR test was positive.

The first lady has been prescribed a course of the oral antiviral pill Paxlovid and will be isolated for at least five days.

She is double-vaccinated, twice boosted, and only experiencing mild symptoms.”

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