By Biodun Busari
The United States First lady Dr Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 and is suffering mild symptoms.
Her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander disclosed this on Tuesday.
“After testing negative for Covid-19 on Monday during her regular testing cadence, the First Lady began to develop cold-like symptoms late in the evening. She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive,” said Alexander.
The first lady, who is double vaccinated and twice boosted, is taking Paxlovid, Pfizer’s antiviral drug, according to Alexander, She told CNN that Biden received her second booster shot in April.
The First Lady is 71-year-old, making her the oldest sitting first lady in modern American history. She exercises several times a week, taking classes at local gyms.
CNN said this is the first time the First Lady has had COVID-19, according to her spokesperson.
The first lady is currently in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, with President Joe Biden, who is due to return to Washington for a bill signing later Tuesday.
“She is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative COVID tests,” Alexander added.