First lady Jill Biden tests negative for Covid-19 and leaves isolation

“After five days of isolation and receiving negative results from two consecutive COVID-19 tests, the First Lady will depart South Carolina for Delaware later today,” Alexander said in a written statement.

The first lady tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday while she and President Joe Biden vacationed with several members of their family on Kiawah Island, South Carolina. The president returned to Washington the next day to sign a bill before moving on to Delaware. According to Alexander, it was the first time that Jill Biden had Covid-19.
The first lady had taken the drug Paxlovid to relieve the symptoms. The president also took the antiviral medication when he had Covid-19 last month. He eventually tested positive for a rebound case of Covid-19, which happens to some people who take Paxlovid.

Jill Biden, 71, is fully vaccinated and received her second booster shot in April.

During her isolation, the first lady worked on planning for the upcoming fall for her job as an English professor at Northern Virginia Community College, a White House official told CNN last week.

The president arrived in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware, Saturday night. He has no public events scheduled that day,

This story has been updated with additional details.

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