US Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19), the White House announced on Tuesday.
It has been revealed that she is not considered a close contact with US President Joe Biden “due to their respective recent travel schedules.”
Harris’ press secretary Kirsten Allen in a statement noted that the Vice President tested positive for Covid on both rapid and PCR tests.
“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,” Allen said in a statement as quoted by US media.
“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,” the statement added.
Significantly, Harris took two rounds of the Moderna vaccine and later took her second booster shot early this month. The 57-year-old is not currently experiencing symptoms.
In mid-March, Kamala Harris’ husband Doug Emhoff had contracted coronavirus.
In April, US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has tested positive for the virus.