Trumps Assistant Pence, Wife Test Negative For COVID-19

US Vice President Mike Pence © AFP JUNG Yeon-Je

US Vice President Mike Pence tested negative Friday for Covid-19, his spokesman said after President Donald Trump disclosed he has coronavirus.

“As has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested for Covid-19 every day. This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for Covid-19,” spokesman Devin O’Malley tweeted.

Among many other concerns raised by Trump’s diagnosis is the issue of whether people like Pence who come into close contact with the president, who rarely wears a mask, might also have contracted the virus.

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin’s spokeswoman said he was tested Friday as per routine and it came back negative.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said himself that he was tested Friday and also cleared of the virus.

Meanwhile, Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Friday wished Trump and First Lady Melania a swift recovery from Covid-19.

“Jill and I send our thoughts to President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump for a swift recovery,” Biden said.

“We will continue to pray for the health and safety of the president and his family,” Biden said on Twitter.

(AFP)


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