Donald Trump’s Valet Tests Positive for COVID-19

Donald Trump’s Valet Tests Positive for COVID-19

Donald Trump’s Valet Tests Positive for COVID-19

Reports of at least two positive coronavirus cases among White House employees in recent days illustrated how easily Covid-19 can spread in enclosed workplaces, even when workers are being tested regularly-deepening concerns about the likely effects of President Donald Trump's aggressive push to reopen the us economy even as the pandemic shows no sign of containment.

And as CNN's Kaitlan Collins pointed out Thursday, the White House did not reveal the positive test on Trump's valet until they were confronted with reporting to that effect.

Ivanka Trump's personal assistant has tested positive for coronavirus, U.S. officials said on Saturday while confirming the third infection in the White House in less than a week.

Earlier this week, one of President Donald Trump's Oval Office valets tested positive for the virus.

Eleven Secret Service agents tested positive for the coronavirus, according to Yahoo News on Friday.

Now President Trump, Mr Pence, their staffers, and journalists who attend their briefings or travel with them will be tested daily to stop the spread of the virus, members of the White House press corps said.

"This is going to go away without a vaccine... we are not going to see it again after a period of time... may be there will be flareups or maybe not, but eventually it will be gone", Trump said on Friday as shopping malls and stores across the country began to re-open amid new social distancing norms.

Hahn immediately took a diagnostic test for the coronavirus and the results were negative, FDA spokesman Michael Felberbaum said in an emailed statement. "At least 34 Secret Service employees have also tested positive, although it is unknown if any work at the White House". The first test was conducted on April 2, the White House said.

United States media report that the director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Robert Redfield, and Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn will be in self-isolation for two weeks.

Trump later met face-to-face with Republican members of Congress at the White House where no face masks appeared to be worn. "They've already started", he said on the network's Fox and Friends morning programme.

More than 1,322,000 people in the USA had tested positive for the virus and at least 78,616 people had died as of early Saturday morning.

"We went back and looked into all the person's contacts most recently", a senior official told reporters. "We will have governors in to highlight their safe reopen plans".

The virus, which first surfaced in Wuhan, China late a year ago, has infected more than 1.2 million Americans and driven millions into unemployment as a result of lockdown measures put in place to curb a rise in infections.

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