The Vice President of the United States, kamala harriswill return to work “in person” on Tuesday, almost a week after being diagnosed with Covid-19, her spokesman announced.
Harris’s press secretary, Kirsten Allen, said the vice president tested negative for the virus in an antigen test on Monday but will still wear a mask in public for several days.
Harris, 57, went into quarantine on April 26, the latest in a series of infections among Washington’s elite. The White House said she was asymptomatic and that President Joe Biden, 79, was not considered a close contact because they had not been in those days.
Several members of Congress announced they had Covid-19 in late April, while Harris’s husband, Doug Emhoff, contracted it in March.
The White House has publicly acknowledged the possibility of Biden testing positive, while downplaying any potential consequences, insisting he could continue to work remotely.
On Saturday, Biden, who was not wearing a mask, attended a dinner hosted by the White House Correspondents Association.
In October 2020, before Covid vaccines were available, then-President Donald Trump spent three days in the hospital receiving emergency treatment for Covid-19, after telling Americans that the virus was not a danger. .
More than 900,000 people have died so far in the United States from Covid-19, which at its peak killed more than 3,000 people a day. Currently, around 300 to 400 people die from Covid every day in the richest country in the world.