US NEWS: US First Lady Jill Biden tested negative for COVID-19

WASHINGTON, Aug 30 – U.S. first lady Jill Biden has tested negative for COVID-19 and will return from Delaware to Washington on Aug. 30, a spokeswoman said on Monday.

Jill Biden, 71, tested positive for the rebound phenomenon of COVID-19 after being tested for the first time on August 16.

She ended her first isolation after being treated with Paxlovid, an antiviral drug that has been shown to be highly effective in preventing severe illness and death in those at the highest risk of COVID-19. However, a minority of those prescribed the drug experienced a recurrence of the virus days after their initial recovery.

President Joe Biden, 79, recovered from a recurring case of the virus on August 7.

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