A White House employee passed a positive test for coronavirus, while he did not have close contact with US President Joe Biden. This was announced on Tuesday at a briefing by the press secretary of the head of the US administration, Jen Psaki.
“We confirm that a fully vaccinated White House employee tested positive for COVID-19 yesterday. It is important that according to our strict rules, employees must <…> take PCR tests, – said Psaki. – The White House Medical Department tracked the contacts and determined that the patient did not have close contacts with <…> the president. The diseased has mild symptoms.” As the press secretary noted, there were other cases of infection among the staff, without specifying details.
According to the White House Correspondents ‘ Association, the diseased did not contact the press.
The Hill newspaper also reported on Tuesday that the coronavirus was detected in the assistant to the speaker of the House of Representatives of the US Congress Nancy Pelosi, who passed a full course of vaccination, who took part in a meeting with Democratic lawmakers from Texas, five of whom had previously tested positive for the infection. At the same time, the assistant did not have close contact with Pelosi.