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Jen Psaki diagnosed with COVID-19

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said on Sunday she had tested positive for COVID-19, days after she withdrew from the… overseas trip of the president due to a family emergency. Psaki has been vaccinated and said she is experiencing only mild symptoms.

Psaki said in a statement on Sunday that the emergency “members of my household tested positive for COVID-19”.

“Since then, I have quarantined and tested negative (via PCR) for COVID on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday,” Psaki said. “Today, however, I tested positive for COVID. While I haven’t had close contact with the president or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday — and tested negative four days after that last contact — I’m making today’s positive “known test of an abundance of transparency. I last saw the president on Tuesday, when we were outside more than six feet from each other, wearing masks.”

Psaki said she plans to return to work in person after being quarantined for 10 days following a negative rapid test, which she says is the White House requirement.

Jen Psaki Gives Daily White House Briefing
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki summons reporters to the daily press conference in the Brady Press Briefing Room at the White House on October 27, 2021 in Washington, D.C.

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Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who accompanies President Biden on his current trip to Europe, told reporters Monday that he tested negative for COVID-19 on Sunday. She said the president was not tested because of Psaki – he was tested because it was part of a requirement to enter the UK

Mr Biden, 78, received Pfizer’s two-dose vaccine in December and January, and got his booster shot on Sept 27.