US Vice President Kamala Harris has tested positive for COVID-19.
A statement from her press secretary said Harris, 57, had “exhibited no symptoms” and will isolate while continuing to work.
“She will follow CDC guidelines and the advice of her physicians. The Vice President will return to the White House when she tests negative”, it added.
The White House said neither US President Joe Biden nor first lady Jill Biden were considered a “close contact” of Harris in recent days.
Harris received her first dose of the Moderna vaccine weeks before taking office and a second dose just days after Inauguration Day in 2021.
She then received a booster shot in late October and an additional booster on 1 April.
Her husband, Doug Emhoff had COVID in March, while attorney general Merrick Garland, commerce secretary Gina Raimondo and agriculture secretary Tom Vilsack were among the dozens of attendees of an annual dinner who tested positive for the virus earlier this month.