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JOE BIDEN

Because President Biden is considered a close contact of the first lady according to CDC guidance, he will wear a mask for 10 days when indoors and when in close proximity to others.
The president has had mild symptoms including cough, sore throat and body aches since his initial positive test last Thursday.
White House COVID coordinator Ashish Jha said none of Biden's 17 identified close contacts have so far tested positive for the coronavirus.
Cases in the United States are up more than 25% in the last month, according to CDC data, as the rapidly spreading BA.5 subvariant has taken hold.

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