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WASHINGTON | US President Joe Biden has received two negative tests for COVID-19 after five days of confinement and treatment for the disease and can now be released from his isolation, his doctor announced in a letter published on Wednesday by the White House. /strong>
“Last night, and again this morning, he tested negative,” Dr. Kevin O'Connor wrote, adding that Joe Biden, “with these reassuring results,” will “end his strict isolation measures”.
The 79-year-old Democratic president tested positive on Thursday July 21 with “very mild symptoms” and has since retired to his apartments of the White House, continuing his work remotely.
A speech by the President scheduled for 11:30 a.m. was announced in stride.
Joe Biden “has completed his treatment of five days on Paxlovid (an antiviral drug) 36 hours ago,” said Dr. O'Connor, adding that he remained “fever-free” and that his state of health had “gradually improved and his symptoms (had) almost disappeared”.
The doctor also indicates in his letter that the president, the oldest to hold the reins of power, will wear a mask for the ten next few days when he will be surrounded and tested more regularly.
Joe Biden is vaccinated against COVID-19 and has received two booster doses.