White House aide who tested positive for Covid-19 during foreign trip remains in Scotland

White House aide who tested positive for Covid-19 during foreign trip remains in Scotland
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A White House official tested positive for Covid-19 during President Joe Biden’s foreign trip and is now quarantining in Scotland, another White House official confirmed Thursday.

The aide, who the White House is not identifying out of privacy concerns, tested positive on Tuesday — Biden’s last day attending the global climate summit — “although additional tests to date have been inconclusive.”

“This individual did not have close contact with the President and is not exhibiting any symptoms,” the separate White House official said. “The person has remained in Scotland to complete the quarantine period with the support of the administration.”

The White House also had several staff members who had close contact with the person who tested positive travel separately back to the United States.

“All close contacts tested negative via PCR upon arrival in the United States. Additionally, the President tested negative on Tuesday,” the separate official said.

This story is breaking and will be updated.

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