Kamala Harris, the vice president of United States of America, has tested positive for the Covid-19 virus. She tested positive today, Tuesday April 26, 2022, after a routine test was conducted at the white house.
This is coming just weeks after her husband, Doug Emhoff, came down with COVID in March, although Harris herself remained negative at that time, until today. According to white house reports, Kamala Harris hasn’t shown any symptoms yet and not considered a current close contact of President Joe Biden.
Kirsten Allen, who is vice president Harris’ press secretary, in a white house briefing today, said;
“She has not been a close contact to the president or first lady due to their respective recent travel schedules,” and would “return to the White House when she tests negative.”
As infections from the virulent, but dramatically less dangerous, Omicron variant of the coronavirus mount, the White House has publicly aired the possibility of the 79-year-old Biden testing positive — while downplaying any potential fallout.
“It is certainly possible that he will test positive for COVID, and he is vaccinated, he is boosted and protected from the most severe strains of the virus,” White House communications director Kate Bedingfield said earlier this month.