President Joe Biden will not travel to Michigan next week.
Shortly after the White House announced the visit on Saturday, Biden tested positive for a rare case of a “rebound” of COVID-19 after treatment with antiviral drugs.
“The president will be isolated in the White House until he tests negative. The President will not travel to Wilmington or Michigan as planned,” a White House report said.
Biden was expected to visit Saginaw County on Tuesday, Aug. 2 to champion the recent passage of the CHIPS and Science Act — a $280 billion bill aimed at boosting U.S. semiconductor manufacturing.
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Biden will now reenter isolation for at least five days in accordance with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention guidelines.
The president, who is vaccinated, was treated with Paxlovid after first testing positive on July 21, the Associated Press reported. He then tested negative on Tuesday and Wednesday and was released from isolation.
The CDC says most cases of recovery are mild.
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