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Ashley Biden, the president’s daughter, tests positive for COVID-19

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(WASHINGTON) — President Joe Biden’s daughter, Ashley Biden, has tested positive for COVID-19, according to a White House official.

The first daughter, 40, was scheduled to travel to Latin America this week with first lady Jill Biden.

The president and first lady are not considered a close contacts, according to the first lady’s spokesperson, Michael LaRosa.

Ashley Biden will no longer be joining the first lady on her trip to Ecuador, Panama and Costa Rica, LaRosa said. Jill Biden is scheduled to depart Wednesday afternoon for Quito, Ecuador.

This is the second foreign trip Ashley Biden has had to drop out of in recent weeks. She was considered a close contact of someone who tested positive for COVID-19 before the first lady’s trip to Poland, Romania and Ukraine earlier this month.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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