More and more famous faces have been sharing their COVID-19 diagnoses since the pandemic hit the world in March 2020 — and not even the White House has been safe from the virus. During his October 2020 presidency, Donald Trump confirmed that he and his wife Melania Trump had contracted coronavirus and were taking precautions not to spread it to others. “We will begin our quarantine and recovery process immediately. We’ll get through this TOGETHER!” he tweeted at the time, per BBC Newsround, before Donald was banned from the social media site.
Then, two years later, Covid returned to the White House via Vice President Kamala Harris. Harris’ publicist Kirsten Allen, tweeted of her diagnosis on April 26, writing, “Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for COVID-19 on rapid and PCR tests. She has shown no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the vice president’s residence.” Allen then added in a follow-up tweet“[Harris] will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The vice president will return to the White House if she tests negative,” while noting that she was not in close physical contact with Joe Biden.
But while the president managed to avoid the virus at the time, it was confirmed on July 21 that Biden had officially tested positive.
Joe Biden is suffering from mild COVID symptoms
The White House exhibited a long statement confirmed President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 diagnosis and revealed he had experienced what was described as “very mild symptoms.” The President is believed to be well enough to carry out his duties as he is expected to attend his meetings virtually while isolating at the White House and has been on the antiviral drug Paxlovid. “Once he tests negative he will return to personal work,” the statement added, confirming the president received two vaccinations and two booster shots.
Joe’s wife, first lady Jill Biden, confirmed to reporters during a trip to Detroit that she had tested negative for the virus on the morning of July 21. She also gave an update on her husband, sayingper CNN White House Correspondent Kate Bennett, “I only spoke to him a few minutes ago. He’s fine, he feels good.”
Joe joins Donald Trump and Barack Obama on the list of US Presidents who contract the virus. Obama tested positive in March, further confirming the news Twitter. “I just tested positive for COVID,” he wrote. “I’ve had a sore throat for a few days, but other than that I’m fine. Michelle and I are grateful to be vaccinated and boosted and she has tested negative.”