Jill Biden tests positive for Covid month after her husband had it

First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for coronavirus, according to her office.

After testing negative for Covid on Monday during a routine test, the First Lady began to develop cold-like symptoms later that evening, according to a statement from her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander.

‘She tested negative again on a rapid antigen test, but a PCR test came back positive,’ Alexander said.

The First Lady, 71, has been prescribed Paxlovid, the antiviral treatment her husband, President Joe Biden also took after testing positive for Covid last month.

Jill Biden is double-vaccinated and has received two booster shots, according to her office. She is currently only experiencing mild symptoms of the virus.

‘Close contacts of the First Lady have been notified. She is currently staying at a private residence in South Carolina and will return home after she receives two consecutive negative Covid tests,’ Alexander said.

The First Lady’s diagnosis comes weeks after the President experienced a ‘rebound’ case of Covid, testing positive after being negative days before. His unusual second bout of Covid was likely a result of the medication he had been prescribed.

President Biden had tested negative for the virus Tuesday morning, but since he is a close contact of his wife he will mask for 10 days when indoors and in close proximity to others. He will also receive additional testing, which will be reported, the White House said.

The Biden’s have been vacationing in Kiawah Island, South Carolina, since last week. The President will return from the trip Tuesday to sign a massive climate and healthcare legislation that was passed by Congress last week.

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