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White House press secretary Psaki says she has COVID-19

Posted at 3:30 PM, Oct 31, 2021

WASHINGTON (AP) — White House press secretary Jen Psaki says she has contracted COVID-19. Psaki is not traveling with President Joe Biden, who has been in Rome this weekend for a Group of 20 summit, and is headed to Scotland on Monday for a U.N. climate summit.

She says she was last in contact with Biden on Tuesday, when she met him in the White House.

Psaki says they were more than 6 feet apart and wearing masks.

She had planned to travel with the president but scrapped the trip after learning that members of her household had tested positive for COVID-19.