A member of the presidential transition press pool has examined constructive for the coronavirus after touring with Joe Biden to Georgia, the White Home press affiliation confirmed. A Biden staffer has been quarantined as precaution.
The journalist, whose identify was not revealed, labored on the transition pool on Monday and Tuesday and traveled with the president-elect to Georgia, the place he campaigned for 2 Democrat candidates for the US Senate.
Not dragging the man, however an important purpose Biden must be vaccinated as quickly as potential is a reporter who was in his protecting pool yesterday and Monday examined constructive for COVID. You simply cannot have this. pic.twitter.com/PUH608hRE1
— scary lawyerguy (@scarylawyerguy) December 16, 2020
The transition workplace mentioned they started contact tracing “instantly” on listening to of the take a look at on Wednesday and decided that the mentioned reporter was by no means in “shut contact” with Biden, no less than as outlined by the US Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention (CDC).
One member of the touring communications crew who was in “shut contact” was informed to self-quarantine for seven days “out of an abundance of warning,” whereas different members of the touring pool won’t be allowed again on obligation “till they clear the window for being infectious,” the workplace mentioned.
The constructive take a look at was disclosed by the White Home Correspondents’ Affiliation in an e-mail. The WHCA head Zeke Miller mentioned the person is experiencing “gentle signs” and isolating so as to not unfold the virus.
This isn’t the primary case of somebody in Biden’s neighborhood testing constructive for the coronavirus. Again in October, a crew member of his marketing campaign airplane turned up constructive. Biden disregarded the hazard by saying he was greater than 50 ft away from the crew member and all occasions, and carrying a N-95 masks. He was subsequently photographed carrying two facemasks for a number of weeks.
His working mate Kamala Harris briefly suspended her marketing campaign journey after her communications director and a airplane crew member each examined constructive after an October 8 flight.
Biden coughed by way of his tackle to the nation on Monday night, after the Electoral School formally forged their 306 votes for him, to President Donald Trump’s 232. The president-elect blamed it on a “little bit of a chilly” throughout a livestream, after some supporters expressed concern.
Trump was identified with the virus after the primary debate with Biden and recovered inside every week. He has to this point refused to concede the election.
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