White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who dropped off President Joe Biden’s international trip shortly before he departed, has tested positive for coronavirus after members of her household did, she said in a statement Sunday.
Psaki said she last saw Biden Tuesday outside while masked, before the President departed for Rome for the Group of 20 Summit, and that she had tested negative several times in between.
Psaki said she was disclosing the positive test result “out of an abundance of transparency,” adding that she has experienced mild symptoms and is working remotely. It’s unlikely Psaki could have infected Biden with Covid-19, several physicians told CNN Sunday.
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White House press secretary Jen Psaki has tested positive for Covid-19. She says she last saw President Biden on Tuesday outside while masked.https://t.co/pIdL0gndPb
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