Jill Biden Tests Negative for Coronavirus

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Jill Biden, the primary girl, examined adverse for the coronavirus on Thursday, the White Home mentioned, placing an obvious finish to a minor well being scare that had threatened to upend President Biden’s journey to a Group of 20 summit in India.

The announcement got here shortly earlier than Mr. Biden departed the White Home for his journey to New Delhi, the place he plans to foyer world leaders on issues that embrace condemning Russia’s conflict with Ukraine and curbing China’s monetary affect over poorer nations. The president additionally examined adverse for the virus on Thursday, as he had all through the week.

The White Home had introduced that Dr. Biden, 72, had examined constructive for the virus on Monday, after she and Mr. Biden spent a part of the weekend at their household house in Rehoboth Seaside, Del.

White Home officers had mentioned she was experiencing solely gentle signs of the virus, and didn’t appear to anticipate her remaining contagious or requiring a prolonged restoration. They introduced on Wednesday that she would ship remarks, together with Hillary Clinton, at a White Home occasion subsequent week celebrating this yr’s Praemium Imperiale laureates, recipients of a prestigious award introduced by the Japan Artwork Affiliation for lifetime achievement.

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