Washington, Nov 20: US Vice President Kamala Harris became the first woman to get presidential power in the US on Friday after President Joe Biden temporarily transferred power to her.
The power transfer took place as Biden was under anaesthesia for a routine colonoscopy for one hour and 25 minutes. .
Harris worked from her office in the West Wing while Biden was under anaesthesia,.
Biden, who turns 79 on Saturday, arrived Friday morning at Walter Reed Medical Center to undergo his first routine annual physical test since taking office, according to international media reports.
In the US, it is usual for a vice president to assume presidential powers whenever the president requires anaesthesia.