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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi tests positive for Covid


Nancy Pelosi’s spokesperson said she would be quarantined. (File)

Washington:

Nancy Pelosi, the Democratic Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, has tested positive for Covid-19, her spokesperson announced Thursday.

The 82-year-old California lawmaker is currently asymptomatic, Drew Hammill said on Twitter.

“The president is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is grateful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided,” Hammill said.

Pelosi, who attended a White House bill-signing event with President Joe Biden on Wednesday, canceled a press conference scheduled for Thursday.

Her spokesperson said she would self-quarantine in accordance with guidelines from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

At least two members of Biden’s cabinet and several lawmakers tested positive for Covid after attending a gala dinner in Washington over the weekend. Pelosi reportedly did not attend the event.

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