White House deputy press secretary is Covid positive, Biden not close contact

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White House Principal Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre conducts a daily press briefing at the James S. Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House on Feb. 14, 2022 in Washington, DC. Jean-Pierre announced on March 27, 2022 that she tested positive for Covid-19.

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White House Deputy Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre, who was on a trip with U.S. President Joe Biden to Europe, said on Sunday that she had tested positive for Covid-19 but is not considered to have been in close contact with him.

“I last saw the President during a socially distanced meeting yesterday, and the President is not considered a close contact as defined by CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) guidance,” she said in a statement.

Last week, Press Secretary Jen Psaki tested positive for the coronavirus.

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Originally posted 2022-03-28 03:34:37.

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