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Trump's personal valet tests positive for coronavirus

Trump's personal valet tests positive for coronavirus”

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Trump on Thursday ordered daily coronavirus testing at the White House after it was reported that personal military valet had tested positive for the deadly disease.

Few of Trump's staff are ever seen wearing masks.

As per reports, Ivanka and husband as well as Trump advisor Jared Kushner both tested negative for coronavirus on Friday.

News that staffer Katie Miller had fallen ill boosted fears that the White House is at risk of becoming a viral hot spot just when Trump is leading efforts to wind down nationwide quarantine measures that have devastated the world's biggest economy.

Another senior administration official said that a mandatory mask policy had not been implemented yet, either in the West Wing or in theEisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the White House, where the vice president's offices are located.

The Secret Service confirmed in March that a single employee had tested positive for COVID-19. "This is why the concept of tests are necessary".

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The personal assistant of Ivanka Trump, eldest daughter of US President Donald Trump, has tested positive for the coronavirus, US media reported. It is unclear whether the listed employees have been in contact with the USA president or vice president, as well as those reportedly infected.

"To protect the privacy of our employee's health information and for operational security, the Secret Service is not releasing how many of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19, nor how many of its employees were, or now are, quarantined", Justine Whelan, a Secret Service spokeswoman, told Yahoo.

"People who are closer to the president obviously need to be more closely observed", the official said.

"To protect the privacy of our employees' health information and for operational security, the Secret Service is not releasing how many of its employees have tested positive for COVID-19, Nor how many of its employees were, or now are, quarantined", said Justine Whelan, Secret Service spokeswoman.

The virus, which has now killed more than 78,000 Americans, has whipped around the White House. "They've already started", he said on the network's Fox and Friends morning programme. He went on to again bash COVID-19 testing procedures, as he did when his valet was diagnosed on May 7. "We clean the facility, we social distance, we keep people six feet away from each other".

They were removed from the flight just before it took off, according to a senior administration official.

"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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