White House Press Secretary PSAki Has COVID, Biden Tests Negative


It comes on the eve of President Joe Biden’s trip abroad.

White House press secretary Jen Psaki said she tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday, the day before President Joe Biden’s trip abroad.

PSAKI said she was in a meeting with Biden on Monday but he tested negative on Tuesday in a PCR test.

“I had two social distancing meetings with the President yesterday, and the President is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC guidelines,” Psaki said in a statement.

PSAKI said she had mild symptoms and would “work from home and plan to return to work in person at the end of a five-day isolation period and testing negative.”

Deputy Press Secretary Chris Meagher said no members of the press who attended Monday’s press conference are considered close contacts. The White House is conducting contact tracing, he added.

This is the second time that PSAKI has tested positive for COVID-19. She first tested positive on October 31, 2021.

Biden is traveling to Brussels on Wednesday to attend a NATO summit, meet with G-7 leaders and join a planned European Council summit. Biden will then travel to Poland.

ABC News

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