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Biden tests negative for Covid again Wednesday, days after exposure to person who tested positive

U.S. President Biden speaks while meeting with the Supply Chain Disruptions Task Force and private sector chief executive officers in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2021.
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WASHINGTON — President Joe Biden received a negative coronavirus test result on Wednesday, days after he was exposed to a staffer who later test positive for the virus.

Biden, who turned 79 in November, was in close contact with a “mid-level staffer” on Friday who later received a positive test result on Monday morning. The aide spent about 30 minutes near the president on Air Force One on the way from South Carolina to Philadelphia, according to White House press secretary Jen Psaki.

The person, who is vaccinated and boosted, had tested negative for Covid ahead of travel on Air Force One and did not experience symptoms until Sunday, Psaki said on Monday.

Biden was wearing a mask the entire time he was around the staffer who later tested positive, the sources told NBC.

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