Washington – Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi gave a positive result at COVID-19 on Thursday, a spokesman for the California Democrat said.
Drew Hamill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, tweeted that she is currently asymptomatic. The speaker is fully vaccinated and has been vaccinated.
“After a negative test this week, Speaker Pelosi received a positive COVID-19 test and is currently asymptomatic,” Hamill said. said in a couple of tweets. “The speaker is fully vaccinated and is grateful for the reliable protection provided by the vaccine. The speaker will be quarantined in accordance with CDC recommendations and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, stimulated and tested regularly.”
Pelosi was at the White House for two events on Tuesday and Wednesday. On Tuesday, along with former President Barack Obama, members of Mr. Biden’s cabinet and other lawmakers, she attended an event dedicated to the Affordable Care Act. Then, on Wednesday, she joined Mr. Biden on stage to sign the Postal Service Reform Act. Obama, who got a full vaccination and got a booster,last month.
The White House said Wednesday that Mr. Biden had given a negative test to COVID-19 and would continue to take regular tests. According to the CDC, he is not considered close contact with Pelosi. According to the White House, they have had “short conversations” over the past two days, and Mr Biden “wishes Speaker Pelosi a speedy recovery”.
Pelosi was scheduled to lead a congressional delegation to Asia during a two-week break in Congress, which is set to begin on Friday. But Hamil said the trip would be postponed.
She is the latest celebrity in Washington to test positive for the virus this week by joining the Attorney Generaland Trade Minister Gene Raymond, among others. Two cabinet members, as well as Democratic MPs Adam Schiff of California and Joaquin Castro of Texas, who also contracted COVID-19 this week, attended the Gridiron Club’s annual dinner in Washington on Saturday.
According to Pelosi, she was not present at the rally The Washington Post.