Key Pence aide diagnosed with coronavirus

Key Pence aide diagnosed with coronavirus

Key Pence aide diagnosed with coronavirus

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The White House has also instituted daily, as opposed to weekly, coronavirus tests for Mr Trump and Mr Pence.

In his "Fox and Friends" interview, President Trump said her personal valets have "already started" wearing masks.

Ms Miller, who tested positive on Friday (local time), had been in recent contact with Mr Pence but not with the President, a senior administration official said.

Katie Miller is spokeswoman for Vice President Mike Pence, giving frequent access to high-level meetings. "I've had very little personal contact with this gentleman", Trump told reporters Thursday in the Oval Office. "It's the press person, tested positive out of the blue". "This is why the whole concept of tests aren't necessarily great".

Two days prior, a valet to President Donald Trump tested positive for the disease, reportedly sending the president into a froth.

"Katie, she tested very good for a long period of time and then all of a sudden today she tested positive", Mr Trump said, noting that he himself had not been in contact with her but that she had spent time with the vice president.

According to the DHS, 23 other members of the Secret Service have recovered from COVID-19 and some 60 of the agency's employees are self-quaranting as a precaution, Yahoo News reported.

Mr Trump's valet's case marked the first known instance where a person who has come in close proximity to the president has tested positive since several people present at his private Florida club were diagnosed with Covid-19 in early March. All six later tested negative, the White House said. HollywoodLife has reached out to the White House for a statement.

Trump and Pence have both drawn sharp backlash for not following social protocols to wear masks when going out in public.

Trump and World War II vets in their 90s mark 75th anniversary of VE Day with wreath-laying at 11:30 a.m. He's said he will now get daily testing, even as he's rejected as impractical similar testing for Americans he's encouraging to go back to work.

"All of the recommended guidelines we have for businesses that have essential workers - we are now putting them in place here in the White House so as America reopens safely, the White House is continuing to operate safely", she added.

"In the span of hours, the coronavirus task force was likely exposed, the vice president was definitely exposed, and a top health official can't come into the office", the source told Politico. Health experts have warned that reopening too quickly could result in a potential rebound in cases.

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