Biden Tests Positive… Again

The 79-year-old first became ill with the virus on July 21 when it was discovered that he was showing only mild symptoms. 

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US President Joe Biden has tested positive for Covid-19 again. 

The 79-year-old first became ill with the virus on July 21 when it was discovered that he was showing only mild symptoms. 

Despite not having any symptoms, Mr. Biden said on Saturday that he would isolate himself “for the safety of everyone around me.” 

Between Tuesday and Friday of last week, the president had undergone four negative viral testings. 

President Biden will continue to be under “close observation” but there is no need to restart treatment, according to a letter from Mr. Biden’s doctor, Dr. Kevin O’Connor.

Mr Biden has been taking Paxlovid, an antiviral medicine which Dr O’Connor said had led to a “small percentage” of Covid patients experiencing a “rebound” test.