CAIRO – 21 July 2022: US President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 for the first time Thursday morning, his office said.
Biden, 79, has "very mild symptoms" and is taking Paxlovid, ABC News quoted press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre as saying in a statement.
Biden is experiencing a dry cough, runny nose and fatigue, White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator Dr. Ashish Jha said.
The physician to the president, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, said Biden’s symptoms started Wednesday evening.
The US president went to bed feeling fine but didn't sleep well and subsequently tested positive in the morning, Jha added