US Vice-President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

US Vice-President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

The White House said that US Vice-President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID - 19 as the US eases restrictions in a bid to return to pre-pandemic normalcy.

The White House said on Tuesday that Ms Harris tested positive on both rapid and PCR tests, and said she had no symptoms Ms Harris will isolate at her residence, and will only return to the White House once she tests negative for the virus.

Ms Harris, 57, received her first dose of Moderna COVID 19 vaccine weeks before taking office and a second dose just days after Inauguration Day in 2021.

She received a booster shot in late October and an additional booster on April 1.

People who are fully vaccinated and boosted have a high level of protection against serious illness and death from COVID-19, particularly from the most common and highly transmissible omicron variant.

President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were not considered close to Ms Harris in recent days, according to the White House.