The White House announces that Biden's deputy has contracted the Corona virus

The White House announced that US Vice President Kamala Harris underwent a positive test for the emerging coronavirus (Covid-19) on Tuesday, assuring that in recent days she had not been in "close" contact with President Joe Biden.

Harris' spokeswoman Kirsten Allen said in a statement that the vice president "has no symptoms and will self-isolate and continue to work from her residence," noting that she "has not been in close contact with the president or the first lady due to their recent itineraries."

Several members of the Biden administration, such as Attorney General Merrick Garland, Presidential spokeswoman Jen Psaki, and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, have been found to have contracted COVID-19 in recent weeks.

It has been proven that President Biden, 79, who received his second booster dose of the Covid vaccine at the end of March, is not a "contact" according to the understanding of the US health authorities.

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