White House Press Secretary tests positive for COVID-19

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki announced Sunday she has tested positive for COVID-19.

Last week, President Biden travelled to Europe for a meeting with Pope Francis, the G20 summit, and the COP26 climate talks.

In a statement, Psaki said she remained in the United States because members of her household tested positive for COVID-19, and after testing negative herself four days in a row, she had a positive result on Sunday.

“While I have not had close contact in person with the president or senior members of the White House staff since Wednesday and tested negative four days after that last contact, I am disclosing today’s positive test out of an abundance of transparency,” Psaki said.

She last saw Biden on Tuesday, Psaki added, and they both were wearing masks and standing more than six feet apart. Continue reading

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