Biden leaves White House for the first time since getting COVID-19
Washington — ending his most recent COVID-19 quarantineOn Sunday, President Biden left the White House for the first time since contracting the coronavirus last month, heading to his home state of Delaware to reunite with First Lady Jill Biden.
The president tested negative on Saturday, clearing the way out of a longer-than-expected quarantine as cases of the virus rebounded.White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said Saturday renew Mr Biden is “very cautious” that he will continue his “strict quarantine measures” pending a second negative test.
O’Connor sunday said The president returned a negative test in the morning and will “safely return to public engagement and presidential travel.”
“I feel good,” Biden said before boarding Marine One outside the White House.
The Bidens are expected to spend the day at Rehoboth Beach, a popular resort.
Mr Biden initially tested positive on July 21 and he started taking antiviral drugs Pax Loved, which aims to reduce the likelihood of the virus causing serious illness. Mr Biden’s vital signs remained normal during the infection, but his symptoms included a runny nose, cough, sore throat and body aches, according to his doctor.
After days of quarantine, the president tested negative during speeches in the Rose Garden on July 26 and July 27, telling Americans they could “live without fear” if they had a booster shot, Test yourself for the virus and seek treatment if they get sick.
But Mr Biden discovered a rare case of a COVID-19 rebound on July 30, forcing him to quarantine again. He occasionally speaks from the White House balcony, such as when he commemorates the killing of an al Qaeda leader or a strong jobs report.
He continued to test positive until Saturday when he received his first negative result. While the president quarantines at the White House residence, the first lady remains in Delaware.
The Bidens are scheduled to visit Kentucky on Monday to review flood damage and meet with family members.