President Biden Tests Negative for COVID, Press Secretary Psaki Tests Positive
President Joe Biden has tested negative for COVID-19 after White House press secretary Jen Psaki announced that she tested positive for the virus.
Yesterday, President Biden, who was headed for Scotland, took a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test, which is required for entry to the United Kingdom.
Biden arrives in Glasgow today for the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, and then will travel on to the Group of 20 summit in Rome.
Biden’s test came back negative, White House deputy press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre told reporters who were aboard Air Force One.
After members of her household tested positive for COVID last week and after experiencing what she called “mild symptoms,” Psaki, who is fully vaccinated, tested positive for COVID-19, she said in a statement.
Although Psaki said she quarantined and tested negative every day from Wednesday, yesterday Biden’s press secretary said she tested positive, and instead of accompanying the president overseas, Jean-Pierre will be serving as the president’s press secretary.
(Official White House Photo by Adam Schultz)