President Joe Biden boards Air Power One at Edinburgh Airport after attending the UN Local weather Change Convention COP26, Tuesday, Nov. 2, 2021, in Edinburgh, Scotland.Evan Vucci/AP

WASHINGTON (AP) — An individual touring with President Joe Biden to Europe this previous week obtained a optimistic check end result for the coronavirus, the administration confirmed Thursday, saying the person didn’t have shut contact with the president.

The fully-vaccinated particular person is asymptomatic and is remaining in Scotland to quarantine whereas present process extra assessments after testing optimistic on a lateral stream speedy check issued by the UK authorities required for all attendees on the UN local weather summit underway in Scotland. Biden examined destructive for the virus on Tuesday, the White Home stated.

Breakthrough infections amongst absolutely vaccinated individuals are uncommon, however have occurred considerably extra incessantly because the extra transmissible delta variant of the virus has turn out to be the dominant pressure in many of the world. The vaccines nonetheless dramatically scale back situations of significant sickness and dying.

The White Home says out of an abundance of warning — and in a transfer above and past Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention steerage — just a few employees members who had been in shut contact with the person didn’t return to the U.S. aboard Air Power One, and as a substitute flew house on a unique authorities aircraft.

Vacationers with Biden on his five-day journey to Rome and Scotland had been examined each day with a mixture of speedy testing and more-accurate PCR assessments.


The occasion just isn’t believed to be associated to White Home press secretary Jen Psaki’s prognosis with COVID-19. She stayed house from the international journey after a member of her family examined optimistic for the virus. She confirmed her prognosis publicly on Sunday saying she had “gentle signs” and was persevering with to earn a living from home whereas ready for the an infection to move.

Bloomberg first reported on the optimistic case.