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Biden tests positive for COVID again

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United States President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 again, in what has been described as a “rebound” infection by his doctor.

The 79-year-old first contracted the virus on July 21, when he was revealed to be experiencing mild symptoms.

On Saturday Biden said he was not experiencing symptoms but would isolate “for the safety of everyone around me”.

The president had tested negative for the virus four times between Tuesday and Friday last week.

In a letter describing the situation, Biden’s physician Dr Kevin O’Connor said there was no need to resume treatment but the president would remain under “close observation”.

Biden has been taking Paxlovid, an antiviral medicine which O’Connor said had led to a “small percentage” of COVID patients experiencing a “rebound” test. (BBC)

 

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