President Joe Biden will continue to work at the White House residence after testing positive for Covid-19 again on Friday, the White House said.
In a memo released by the White House press office, Dr. Kevin O’Connor, the president’s physician, said that while Biden continued to show symptoms after being treated with Paxlovid last month after initially testing positive for the coronavirus The rebound was positive, but he “continues to feel good.”
“His cough is almost completely gone. His temperature, pulse, blood pressure, respiratory rate and oxygen saturation are completely normal. His lungs are still clear,” Dr. O’Connor said, adding that Mr. Biden would continue to “Strict isolation measures” in place after he tested positive for Covid-19 for the first time.
The White House has not said exactly how Biden ended his quarantine without a negative test, but he is tentatively scheduled to resume public activities next week, starting with a trip to Kentucky to visit families affected by recent flooding. He will also sign the Respect Us PACT Act, which expands benefits for veterans exposed to toxic substances, at Tuesday’s Rose Garden ceremony.