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Jill Biden tested negative for coronavirus

Jill Biden, the first lady, tested negative for the coronavirus on Thursday, the White House announced, seemingly ending a minor health concern that threatened to disrupt President Biden’s trip to a Group of 20 summit in India.

The announcement came shortly before Mr Biden left the White House for his trip to New Delhi, where he plans to lobby world leaders on issues including condemnation of Russia’s war with the country. Ukraine and the Reduction of China’s Financial Influence on the Poorest Countries. The president also tested negative for the virus on Thursday, as he has done throughout the week.

The White House had announced that Dr. Biden, 72, tested positive for the virus on Monday, after she and Mr. Biden spent part of the weekend at their family home in Rehoboth Beach, Del.

White House officials said she had only mild symptoms of the virus and did not appear to expect her to remain contagious or require a lengthy recovery. They announced on Wednesday that she would deliver a speech, alongside Hillary Clinton, at a White House event next week celebrating this year’s Praemium Imperiale winners, recipients of a prestigious award from the Japan Art Association for their entire career.