A White House press release stated that President Joe Biden was positive for COVID-19.
Biden, who is 79, has had his vaccines and been twice boosted. He is now experiencing “very mild symptoms,”According to the statement.
The White House reported that the president had begun to take the antiviral drug Paxlovid.
“He has been in contact with members of the White House staff by phone this morning, and will participate in his planned meetings at the White House this morning via phone and Zoom from the residence,”The statement was composed.
The White House said it will provide daily updates on the president’s health and that he will continue to work in isolation until he receives a negative test result.
In a letter to White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, physician to the president Kevin O’Connor wrote that Biden is experiencing a runny nose, fatigue and an occasional dry cough.
Dr. O’Connor wrote that he believes the president will recover favorably.