US President Joe Biden has been found infected with the corona virus. White House Press Secretary Jean-Pierre gave this information while issuing a statement on Thursday. He said that Biden has mild symptoms of infection and has started taking Paxlovid, an anti-viral drug designed to reduce the severity of Covid-19. According to the statement, Biden has isolated himself in the White House.
Biden will continue to work from isolation
Pierre said that Biden will continue to work in isolation as well. He is in touch with White House staff via phone and will take part in his scheduled meetings via phone or Zoom. He said that according to the protocol of the White House, he will continue to work in isolation till he comes negative and after being negative, he will appear in person and start working. Updates will be issued daily on Biden’s status.
Biden has received two doses of the vaccine and two booster doses
Pierre said that Biden has received both doses of the corona virus vaccine and he has also got two booster doses, so he is more and more safe. He also informed that according to the set protocol, all the people who came in close contact with Biden have been informed. These include some members of parliament and media persons who came in contact with Biden on Wednesday.
Trump was also infected with Corona before Biden
Let us tell you that before Biden, his predecessor Donald Trump was also found infected with the corona virus while he was president. Trump, who initially described the corona virus as a “rumour”, was found infected in October 2020.
At one point his health deteriorated after which he was given an antibody cocktail and he recovered. The heads of state of a dozen countries including Britain and France have also been found infected with Corona.
What is the pandemic situation in America?
Biden has been found infected at a time when new variants are causing an increase in cases of corona virus in the US. The BA.5 variant is mainly spreading in the country and in the last seven days, an average of 1.27 lakh new cases were reported here daily. A total of 90 million people have been found infected in America so far, while more than one million have died.