Joe Biden has tested positive for coronavirus again.
The US president ended his self-isolation on Wednesday (27.07.22) after his initial diagnosis, but has now confirmed that he will return to isolation after contracting the virus once again – although he says He has no symptoms and plans to continue working.
Biden, 79, said: “Guys, today I tested positive for COVID again. It happens to a small minority of people.
“I haven’t got any symptoms, but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me.
“I’m still at work, and will be back on the road soon.”
White House doctor Dr. Kevin O’Connor revealed that the president had tested four consecutive negatives before recording a positive result on Saturday (30.07.22).
The medic said Biden’s infection appears to be a mild and rare “rebound” case of COVID-19.
Biden addressed the nation earlier this week after leaving isolation and claimed he was “feeling great” after contracting an illness caused by a combination of vaccines and the anti-viral drug Paxlovid.
He said: “I got through it without any fear. Very mild discomfort caused by these essential, life-saving devices.
“Guess what, I want to remind everyone: They’re free. They’re convenient, and they’re safe, and they work.”
Biden’s physician, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, said the politician’s symptoms had “almost completely resolved” earlier this week.
The doctor wrote in a statement: “President Biden completed his fourth full day of PaxLovid last night. His symptoms have now almost completely resolved. When questioned, at this point he had only some residual nasal congestion.” and noted minimal hoarseness.
“His pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate, and temperature are perfectly normal. His oxygen saturation in the room air remains excellent. His lungs remain clean.”