US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, 82, tests positive for Covid

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tested positive for Covid-19, her deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill tweeted Thursday.

‘After testing negative this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive test result for COVID-19 and is currently asymptomatic,’ Hammill said. ‘The Speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided.’

He added: ‘The Speaker will quarantine consistent with CDC guidance, and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted and test regularly.’

The California Democrat on Wednesday tweeted a photo of herself next to President Joe Biden.

Several other officials in Washington have tested positive for the virus this week, including Attorney General Merrick Garland, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo and Representatives Adam Schiff and Joaquin Castro.

Pelosi is the highest-ranked US official to test positive for the virus since former President Donald Trump contracted Covid-19 in October of 2020.

A planned congressional delegation to Asia, led by Pelosi, will be postponed, Hammill said.

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