Washington: First Lady Jill Biden has tested negative for Covid-19 twice and is expected to be released from quarantine on Sunday, according to the White House.
President Joe Biden’s 71-year-old wife tested positive on Aug. 16, almost two weeks after her husband contracted the virus for the second time.
She had received two vaccinations and two boosters and experienced mild symptoms.
“After being quarantined for five days and having two consecutive negative COVID-19 tests, the first lady is leaving South Carolina for Delaware later today,” said her communications director. Elizabeth Alexander said in a statement.
Jill Biden tested positive while staying at a private residence while vacationing in South Carolina.
President Biden, who turns 80 in November, recently recovered from two separate bouts of coronavirus.
He first tested positive on July 21 and continued to perform his duties while quarantined at the White House.
After four days of negative testing, he received a positive result again on July 30 and entered isolation for a second time before coming out fully recovered on August 7.