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The House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, has tested positive for Covid-19, a day after appearing unmasked at a White House event with Joe Biden. 

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Pelosi received a positive test result for Covid-19 and is asymptomatic, her spokesperson, Drew Hammill, said on Thursday in a tweet. 

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Despite the vaccine requirement, organizers did not require attendees to take a Covid-19 test before attending the dinner. 

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The speaker is fully vaccinated and boosted, and is thankful for the robust protection the vaccine has provided,” Hammill said. 

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Pelosi will “quarantine consistent with CDC guidance, and encourages everyone to get vaccinated, boosted and test regularly”, he said. 

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The 82-year-old Democratic leader’s announcement came ahead of her weekly press appearance on Capitol Hill. 

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Pelosi also postponed a planned congressional delegation trip to Asia she was scheduled to lead. 

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According to Hamill, Pelosi did not attend the dinner but a handful of officials tested positive after the gala. 

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Other Capitol Hill officials who tested positive this week include Jamal Simmons, Vice-President Kamala Harris’s communication director.