Joe Biden aide tests positive for coronavirus

Vastavam web: US President-elect Joe Biden’s incoming White House senior advisor, congressman Cedric Richmond, has tested positive for Covid-19 after having open-air “interactions” with Biden, the transition team said Thursday. Richmond travelled independently to the state of Georgia to campaign on Tuesday with Biden for a pair of Democrats in tight runoff elections against incumbent Republican senators. “Richmond’s interactions with the president-elect happened in open air, were masked and totaled less than 15 consecutive minutes, the CDC’s timeframe for close contact,” transition spokeswoman Kate Bedingfield said in a statement, referring to the guidelines laid out by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Biden, 78, tested negative for Covid-19 on Thursday, his team said. Richmond, 47, developed symptoms on Wednesday and took a rapid test which came back positive, according to Bedingfield. A follow-up test was also positive, and Richmond entered a 14-day quarantine. Dozens of people in President Donald Trump’s orbit have caught the virus which has led to at least 310,000 American deaths.