Biden feels able to resume physical exercise as Covid-19 symptoms ‘almost completely resolved’

Dr Kevin O’Connor wrote that Biden’s symptoms were “almost completely resolved” and his vital signs remained “absolutely normal”.

Biden will continue to self-isolate on day five of his infection, O’Connor wrote. He completed a five-day course of the antiviral Paxlovid on Monday evening.

The president has isolated himself in the White House residence since testing positive for Covid on Thursday. He spoke to advisers by phone and participated in virtual meetings with officials.

On Tuesday, he planned to meet virtually with the head of a South Korean conglomerate that invests in the United States and a group of lawmakers to mark the 32nd anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Biden’s symptoms have reportedly steadily improved since he first tested positive. He suffered from a cough, sore throat, body aches and a runny nose throughout the weekend, but his condition had improved by Monday, the White House said.

Participating via video conference at an event at the White House, Biden’s voice still sounded hoarse Monday afternoon. But her doctor said her other symptoms had mostly gone away.

Biden told reporters he was “feeling great” and “keeping a busy schedule” while self-isolating while recovering, but hopes to be back to work in person “by the end of the week.”

Biden said he participates in a battery of tests every night checking “everything from temperature to oxygen … in my blood, to my pulse to – I mean, at every level. And so far , everything is fine, I mean, everything is on the button”, adding that he “feels better every day”.

And while still suffering from a “little sore throat,” Biden said doctors told him “it’s normal, and I think I’m on the mend.”

Once he tests negative, Biden will end his isolation, White House officials say.

The White House pointed out that because Biden is vaccinated and boosted, his symptoms have been mild.

This story has been updated with additional reports.

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