White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki speaks during the daily briefing in the Brady Briefing Room of the White House in Washington, DC on June 25, 2021. Image Credit: AFP

Washington: Joe Biden's chief spokeswoman, Jen Psaki, said Tuesday she has tested positive for COVID-19 but that the US President was negative.

The press secretary said she would not be able to travel with the White House team on Wednesday to Europe for NATO and EU summits on the Russian invasion of Ukraine and another summit in Poland.

However, "the President tested negative today via PCR test," she said in a statement, after she met with him for two socially-distanced meetings a day earlier.