Kamala Harris, the US Vice President, has been positive for COVID-19.
According to her press secretary, Ms Harri,57, “exhibited no symptoms” but will continue to work.
“She will adhere to CDC guidelines and follow the advice of her doctors. It added that the Vice President would return to White House if she tests negative.
According to the White House, neither US President Joe Biden or first lady Jill Biden have been considered “close contacts” with Ms Harris in recent times.
Her first dose of Moderna vaccine was received weeks before she took office. A second dose was taken just days later, on Inauguration Day 2021.
The booster shot was given in October, and the booster shot again on April 1.
Public health officials say that infections have increased in certain parts of the US because of the Omicron variant. However, overall cases are declining.
Recent administration officials stated that Joe Biden could be exposed to the virus if he keeps in touch with his advisers or supporters.
Recent positive tests have been reported by Doug Emhoff, Ms Harris’ husband and communications director Jamal Simmons, White House press Secretary Jen Psaki, Karine Jean Pierre, and Jamal Simmons, her communications director.
After the Easter Egg Roll last Monday, the vice president was in California. She attended a few public events in California, including a fundraiser, but returned to Washington Monday night.
Rapid and PCR tests both produced positive results.