US President Joe Biden has said “it’s going to be OK,” after he tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday.
The President, 79, is experiencing “very mild symptoms”, the White House said in a statement.
Mr Biden, who is fully vaccinated and twice-boosted, will isolate at the White House.
He will continue to carry out all his duties, a statement said.
In a video posted to social media that looked to have been filmed on a White House balcony a chipper looking Mr Biden said he was doing well.
“Hey folks, guess you heard. This morning I tested positive for Covid,” he said.
“I really appreciate your inquiries and concerns. But I’m doing well and I’m continuing to get a lot of work down.
“keep the faith, it’s going to be OK,” he said smiling, without a mask.
The President is taking the antiviral medicine Paxlovid, officials said.
He will take part in meetings on Zoom and on…