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Biden again tests positive for COVID, returns to isolation

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WASHINGTON, DC — US President Joe Biden has tested positive for COVID-19 for a second time and is returning to isolation, his White House doctor said Saturday, attributing the result to “rebound” positivity from treatment the US president received.اضافة اعلان

Biden “tested positive late Saturday morning,” following four consecutive days of negative tests, and “will reinitiate strict isolation procedures,” presidential physician Kevin O’Connor wrote in a memorandum.

In a tweet, Biden seemed to seek to minimize the situation.

“Folks, today I tested positive for COVID again. This happens with a small minority of folks,” he wrote. “I’ve got no symptoms but I am going to isolate for the safety of everyone around me. I’m still at work, and will be back on the road soon.”

Biden canceled planned trips to Delaware and Michigan, the White House said.

As the oldest US president in history — he will turn 80 in November — Biden’s health receives constant attention.

On Wednesday, he had ended his earlier five-day COVID isolation, appearing energetic as he told cheering aides that his quick recovery should inspire Americans to take advantage of free vaccines and treatments.

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