US President Joe Biden has contracted the Corona virus. The 79-year-old had “very mild symptoms”. The White House announced on Thursday. “People, I’m really fine,” he tweeted shortly afterwards, saying he was very busy.
The Democrat has started taking Pfizer’s anti-coronavirus Paxlovid, and will be quarantined in the White House until the test result comes back negative again. This is what Karen Jean-Pierre, a spokeswoman for the White House, said. She added that the President had received two boosters and would continue to perform his full range of duties.
The White House promised a daily report on the health of Biden, the oldest US president ever. It was found to be “strong and fit” during a medical examination in November last year. The president had another trip scheduled for Thursday to Pennsylvania and another to Florida next Monday. The tweet, sent by Biden himself, showed a picture of Biden sitting at a desk in the White House, pen in hand and his smartphones on the table.
About 130,000 new cases of Covid-19 are currently recorded in the United States daily, although experts say this number is an underestimate. The number of hospital admissions is also increasing. The highly contagious BA.5 sub variant of Omikron is prevalent in the country, accounting for about 80 percent of cases.
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