Donald Trump tests negative for coronavirus, says White House after report of US president's valet being infected with COVID-19

President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have tested negative for the novel coronavirus after a member of the US military who worked at the White House was found to have been infected, a White House spokesman said on Thursday

Reuters May 07, 2020 22:34:29 IST
Donald Trump tests negative for coronavirus, says White House after report of US president's valet being infected with COVID-19

Washington: President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have tested negative for the novel coronavirus after a member of the US military who worked at the White House was found to have been infected, a White House spokesman said on Thursday.

The military official was identified by CNN as a personal valet to Trump.

“We were recently notified by the White House Medical Unit that a member of the United States Military, who works on the White House campus, has tested positive for coronavirus . The President and the Vice President have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health,” spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

Trump has now been tested at least twice for the coronavirus and both times tested negative. A test on 2 April came out negative, the White House said.

On 3 April, the the White House said that anyone expected to be near Trump or Pence will be given a rapid COVID-19 test out of an abundance of caution.

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