US President Biden tests positive for Covid-19, has mild symptoms

US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19, the White House said Thursday, reports.

The 79-year-old president, who is fully vaccinated and has received two Covid booster shots, is experiencing “very mild symptoms,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said in a statement.

Biden has begun taking Paxlovid, an antiviral pill that can reduce the risk of hospitalization for people who test positive for Covid, the press secretary said.

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