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US President Biden leaves White House for first time since COVID

President Joe Biden, who ended his most recent quarantine due to COVID-19, Joe Biden left the White House on Sunday. After contracting coronavirus for the first time last month, he traveled to his hometown of Delawarefor a reunion with First Lady Jill Biden.

The president tested negative on Saturday, paving the way for a longer-than-expected quarantine due to a resurgence of the virus. White House physician Dr. Kevin O'Connor said in a previous update that Biden would "out of caution" continue "strict isolation" until a second negative test is taken. . The White House on Sunday did not disclose whether the president had a second negative test and has not provided a new report from O'Connor since noon Saturday.

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Biden said before boarding Marine One outside the White House, "I feel great.

The Biden family will spend the day at popular vacation destination Rehoboth Beach.

Biden originally tested positive on July 21 and began taking the antiviral drug Paxlovid, which is intended to reduce the chance of serious illness from the virus. Doctors said Biden's vital signs remained normal during the infection, but his symptoms included a runny nose, cough, sore throat and body aches.

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After quarantining for days, Biden tested negative when he gave speeches at Rose on July 26 and July 27. Garden told Americans that they could "live without fear" of the virus if they received booster shots, and that if they got sick they could be tested for it and seek a cure.

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But Biden found a rare rebound case of COVID-19, forcing him to re-isolate. He occasionally gave speeches from the White House balcony, such as when he marked the killing of al-Qaeda leaders and reports of powerful jobs.

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He continued to test positive until Saturday when he received his first negative result. The first lady remained in Delaware while the president was quarantined in the White House mansion.

The Bidens are scheduled to travel to Kentucky on Monday to check on flood damage and meet with family.

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