US First Lady Jill Biden tests COVID-19 positive ahead of Joe Biden’s India visit for G20 Summit

US First Lady Jill Biden has tested positive for COVID-19, the White House confirmed on Tuesday (September 5).

US First Lady Jill Biden tests COVID-19 positive. Photo Courtesy: Jill Biden Instagram page

Her communications director, Elizabeth Alexander, said in a statement: "She is currently experiencing only mild symptoms."

The First Lady will remain at her home in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware.

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US President Joe Biden, however, tested negative.

"Following the First Lady’s positive test for COVID-19, President Biden was administered a COVID test this evening," the White House said in a statement.

"The President tested negative," the statement said.

"The President will test at a regular cadence this week and monitor for symptoms," the statement said.

Joe Biden is scheduled to visit India this week to attend the G20 Summit in New Delhi.