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Biden says he is ‘feeling good’ after testing negative for Covid-19

  • US President Joe Biden has tested negative for Covid-19 after testing positive last week, and is “well”.
  • He will end his period of isolation but will continue to wear a mask.
  • Biden had mild symptoms, including a cough, sore throat and body aches.

US President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he will now be able to return to work in person after testing negative for Covid-19, adding that he “felt great.”

“God willing, my symptoms were mild, my recovery was quick, and I’m doing well,” Biden told staff and reporters gathered in the White House Rose Garden.

He has tested negative for Covid-19 after contracting the coronavirus last week and is ending his period of isolation at the White House, his doctor said on Wednesday.

Biden remains fever-free and is no longer taking acetaminophen (Tylenol), Dr. Kevin O’Connor in a memo released by the White House.

He tested negative Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.

Biden will speak to reporters in the White House Rose Garden at 11:30 a.m. (ET).

The president has had mild symptoms, including a cough, sore throat and body aches, since his first positive test last Thursday.

“His symptoms have steadily improved and are almost completely resolved,” O’Connor said.

Biden, who is 79, will wear a mask for 10 full days when he is around others, the doctor said, mindful of potential exposure to Secret Service personnel and White House staff who are near him.

O’Connor said Biden would be tested regularly to check for a potential “rebound” Covid-19 case of the kind experienced by some patients who have been treated with Paxlovid, the drug the president received.

The White House has been eager to show Biden at work during his recovery.

He held virtual events from the White House residence on several days and made video remarks the first day he tested positive to reassure Americans he was okay.

His Rose Garden remarks are expected to show he is fully back at work and committed to the challenges facing his administration, including high inflation and the war in Ukraine.

Biden won the 2020 presidential election in part on a promise to take the pandemic more seriously than his opponent, former President Donald Trump.

Biden has overseen the rollout of vaccines and continues to urge Americans to get vaccinated as a new wave of the BA.5 subvariant sweeps across the United States.

Biden says he is ‘feeling good’ after testing negative for Covid-19

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