A White House aide who traveled abroad with Biden tests positive for the coronavirus.

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Americas|A White House adjutant who traveled overseas with Biden tests affirmative for the coronavirus.


President Joe Biden and First Lady Dr. Jill Biden depart connected  Marine One en way   to Europe past  week.
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Katie Rogers

  • Nov. 4, 2021, 7:57 p.m. ET

WASHINGTON — A White House adjutant who traveled with President Biden to Scotland tested affirmative for the coronavirus this week and remains successful quarantine abroad, according to an medication authoritative who spoke connected the information of anonymity to picture a aesculapian issue.

The adjutant tested affirmative connected Tuesday aft taking a lateral travel test, which was a regular request to be the United Nations clime acme held successful Glasgow, but has not shown immoderate symptoms of Covid-19. President Biden was not successful adjacent interaction with the aide, the authoritative said.

The adjutant has taken consequent tests, but those came backmost inconclusive, the authoritative said. The adjutant remains successful quarantine successful Scotland, and is waiting connected the results of a PCR test.

Mr. Biden tested antagonistic for the microorganism connected Tuesday, the authoritative said. The president, who is 78, received a booster changeable successful September.

Aides who had adjacent interaction with the idiosyncratic who tested affirmative traveled separately from the president from Scotland to the United States, the authoritative said, and person tested antagonistic since. The affirmative lawsuit was archetypal reported by Bloomberg.

On Sunday, Jen Psaki, the White House property caput who stayed down from the travel astatine the past infinitesimal due to the fact that of a household emergency, said that she had tested affirmative for the coronavirus.

“Thanks to the vaccine, I person lone experienced mild symptoms, which has enabled maine to proceed moving from home,” Ms. Psaki said connected Sunday.

Karine Jean-Pierre, the White House main lawman property secretary, traveled connected the travel portion Ms. Psaki stayed location and went into quarantine, and has been holding property briefings astatine the White House this week.

Mr. Biden traveled overseas with a ample delegation that included his nationalist information adviser, Jake Sullivan, and the caput of state, Antony Blinken. The president’s entourage besides included respective property officials who interacted some with different White House officials and with galore journalists covering the trip.

In July, aft a White House unit subordinate tested affirmative for the virus, Ms. Psaki warned that determination would beryllium much breakthrough cases and said that precautions were successful spot to support the president.

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