Trump confirms White House staff member tested positive for Covid-19

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Members of the press and White Property staffers are stopped for medical screening and temperature checks in response to the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic ahead of a job power briefing at the entrance of the James S. Brady Push Briefing Place at the White Household on Wednesday, March 18, 2020 in Washington, DC.

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President Donald Trump confirmed Wednesday that a White Property staff member tested good for the coronavirus.

But the unnamed person who contracted the condition did not “have an effect on” the substantial, in-particular person accumulating with a amount of earth leaders that took put on the White Property south garden a working day previously, Trump’s spokeswoman confident.

Issues had arisen earlier in the working day about another Covid-19 an infection at the White Household, when a journalist there claimed hearing about “a couple of positives nowadays.”

At a briefing, White Residence press secretary Kayleigh McEnany declined to comment on whether any staff members users experienced tested beneficial, expressing, “I really don’t share people’s personal health-related information.”

But Trump, speaking at a news conference in the White Property briefing space Tuesday night, was more prepared to explore what he had been told.

“I heard about it this morning at a quite little amount,” Trump started. But moments afterwards, he said, “Very last evening I listened to about it for the first time, and it’s a smaller amount of instances.”

He then questioned McEnany, who was sitting subsequent to the podium, what she could share.

“We are not likely to validate the identities,” she stated, “But it did not have an affect on the celebration and push was not all over” the contaminated man or woman.

“And it really is not any person that was close to me,” Trump included.

McEnany instructed Trump that just one individual had examined positive for the virus. “It was a person person,” Trump recurring, adding, “not a particular person that I was linked with.” 

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