The first time President Joe Biden tested positive for COVID-19 was on Thursday morning, according to his staff.

Biden, 79, is taking Paxlovid and has "quite modest symptoms," according to a statement from his press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre.

According to Dr. Ashish Jha, the White House COVID-19 Response Coordinator, Biden has a dry cough, a runny nose, and exhaustion.

The president went to bed feeling fine but didn't sleep well and subsequently tested positive in the morning, Jha added

As Biden "continues to carry out the full obligations of the office while in isolation" at the White House, according to Jean-Pierre, an update will be given each day

On Wednesday, Biden flew to Somerset, Massachusetts, where he unveiled executive measures to combat climate change. Biden spoke in public and spoke with local authorities

The president greeted Ukrainian first lady Olena Zelenska at the White House on Tuesday

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