US First Lady, Jill Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday and is experiencing “mild symptoms”.
The diagnosis has upended the first lady’s plans to begin teaching the fall semester at Northern Virginia Community College on Tuesday.
She is working with the school to “ensure her classes are covered by a substitute,” Vanessa Valdivia, the first lady’s spokesperson, said.
Dr. Biden, 72, who remains at the family’s home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, typically teaches on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
Biden will be “monitored by the White House medical team” after her diagnosis and follow the team’s advice about when to return to the White House, Valdivia said.
ICYMI: First Lady Tests Positive For Covid-19
In addition to starting school on Tuesday, Biden was supposed to speak in the evening in Fort Belvoir, Virginia, at a send-off dinner for the US team competing in the Invictus Games in Düsseldorf, Germany next week, but now she will not participate, Valdivia said.
An administration official said there are no changes to White House Covid protocols or to the president’s schedule at this time.
The diagnosis of the first lady comes amid a busy week for Joe Biden, who delivered a Labor Day speech in Philadelphia earlier in the day.
The president is scheduled to present the Medal of Honor to an Army captain in a White House ceremony Tuesday before departing for the G20 Summit in India on Thursday.
Recall that last summer, the first lady tested positive for Covid-19 while vacationing in South Carolina in August.
President Biden also tested positive last July. Both experienced rebound cases shortly after being treated with Paxlovid.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters in July in the White House briefing room that anyone who meets with the president is still tested for COVID-19 before their meeting after members of Israeli President Isaac Herzog’s delegation tested positive ahead of a bilateral meeting.
BY IYABO AINA
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