Whitehouse spokeswoman tests positive for COVID-19 after returning from Europe with Biden – National | Globalnews.ca

White House spokeswoman Karine Jean-Pierre stated she examined optimistic for COVID-19 on Sunday after coming back from Europe with President Joe Biden, within the newest infiltration of the coronavirus into the West Wing’s protecting bubble round Biden.

Jean-Pierre, the principal deputy press secretary, stated she final noticed Biden “throughout a socially distanced assembly” on Saturday. Biden, as a result of he’s absolutely vaccinated, isn’t thought of a “shut contact” underneath Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention tips.

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Jean-Pierre traveled to Belgium and Poland with Biden after press secretary Jen Psaki examined optimistic for the virus final week.

Biden returned to the White Home early Sunday morning from the four-day journey that noticed him work to bolster the NATO alliance after Russia‘s invasion of Ukraine.

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Jean-Pierre stated she was experiencing “delicate signs,” including that “in alignment with White Home COVID-19 protocols, I’ll earn a living from home and plan to return to work in particular person on the conclusion of a five-day isolation interval and a damaging check.”

The White Home stated Biden, 79, final examined damaging for COVID-19 earlier than returning to the U.S. from the journey as a part of required pre-arrival testing.

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