US Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19 following her return from California as confirmed by White House.
Confirming the news was Vice President press secretary Kirsten Allen has tested positive for the virus after undertaking rapid and PCR tests. Allen continued by saying that the Vice President does not have any symptoms and will isolate at her residence.
“Today, Vice President Harris tested positive for Covid-19 on rapid and PCR tests. She has exhibited no symptoms, will isolate and continue to work from the vice president’s residence,” Said Kirsten Allen.
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Allen further confirmed that the Vice President was not in contact with President Joe Biden and the first lady but she will adhere to CDC guidelines
“She has not been a close contact to the President or First Lady due to their respective recent travel schedules. She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative.” Said Allen
On Tuesday last week, both Kamala Harris and Biden were to receive their usual intelligence report but the Vice President did not attend. Upon returning from California, she went to under a test which confirmed the virus.
In January last year, Kamala Harris received her first and second dose of Moderna vaccine before receiving her first booster dose in OCtober the same year and the second booster dose in April these year.