Washington — ending his most recentOn Sunday, President Biden left the White House for the first time since contracting the coronavirus last month, heading to his home state of Delaware to reunite with First Lady Jill Biden.
The president tested negative on Saturday, clearing the way out of a longer-than-expected quarantine due to a resurgence of virus cases.White House physician Dr. Kevin O’Connor said Saturday renew Mr Biden is “very cautious” that he will continue his “strict quarantine measures” pending a second negative test.
O’Connor sunday said The president returned a negative test in the morning and will “safely return to public engagement and presidential travel.”
“I feel good,” Biden said before boarding Marine One outside the White House.
The Bidens are expected to spend the day at Rehoboth Beach, a popular resort.
Mr Biden initially tested positive on July 21 and he started taking antiviral drugs, which aims to reduce the likelihood of the virus causing serious illness. Mr Biden’s vital signs remained normal during the infection, but his symptoms included a runny nose, cough, sore throat and body aches, according to his doctor.
After a few days in quarantine, the president tested negative in speeches in the Rose Garden on July 26 and July 27, telling Americans that if they had a booster shot, they could “live without fear,” Test yourself for the virus and seek treatment if they get sick.
But Mr Biden discovered a rare case of a COVID-19 rebound on July 30, forcing him to quarantine again. He occasionally speaks from the White House balcony, such as when he commemorates the killing of an al Qaeda leader or a strong jobs report.
He continued to test positive until Saturday when he received his first negative result. The first lady remains in Delaware while the president quarantines at the White House residence.
The Bidens are scheduled to visit Kentucky on Monday to review flood damage and meet with family members.