First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, according to the White House. She is currently experiencing mild symptoms while residing at her home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 test returned negative, and he will be monitored for any symptoms.
First Lady’s COVID-19 Diagnosis
Jill Biden’s spokeswoman, Elizabeth Alexander, confirmed her positive COVID-19 status and her isolation in Delaware. President Biden returned to Washington from Delaware on Monday evening. The President is scheduled for a routine checkup this week.
President Biden’s Negative Test
This development has raised questions about President Biden’s upcoming visit to India for the G20 Summit, scheduled for September 9 and 10 in Delhi. Despite Jill Biden’s positive test, the White House has announced that President Biden will proceed with his plans to attend the G20 Summit and his bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 8.
Impact on President’s G20 Summit Plans
It is noteworthy that during the conference, Prime Minister Modi will pass on the G20 presidency to Brazilian President Lula on September 10, marking the transition of leadership. The next G20 summit is slated to be held in Brazil. Other leaders, including French President Emmanuel Macron, Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese, German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, and Brazilian President Lula da Silva, are also set to participate in the G20 Summit in Delhi.