COVID-19 is swirling ever nearer to the Oval Workplace: At least 11 Secret Service agents have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The circumstances capped off a tough week on the White Home for diagnoses.
Since Monday, Ivanka Trump’s private assistant has tested positive as has one of many president’s valets and Katie Miller, press secretary for Vice President Mike Pence and spouse of White Home senior adviser Stephen Miller.
And FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn has been pressured to self-isolate for two weeks after publicity to Miller, Politico reported.
Moreover the Secret Service lively circumstances, at least 23 different agents have recovered from the an infection and one other 60 stay in quarantine, Yahoo reported, citing a Division of Homeland Safety doc.
The Secret Service refused to reveal what number of agents have tested positive or have been quarantined, citing operational safety and privateness of well being info.
Ivanka Trump’s private assistant has been teleworking and hasn’t been within the presence of the president’s daughter in weeks, a supply instructed CNN.
The president’s valet was the primary confirmed case of a staffer contained in the White Home contracting the lethal an infection.
Now Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, staffers and reporters are getting tested every day, even because the White Home downplays the significance of testing and pushes extra states to reopen.
Trump questioned the necessity for testing as not too long ago as Friday afternoon.
“That is why the entire idea of assessments aren’t essentially nice,” he stated.
“The assessments are excellent, however one thing may occur between a check the place it’s good after which one thing occurs and rapidly.
“She was tested very not too long ago and tested unfavourable after which as we speak I suppose for some cause, she tested positive,” he stated of Miller.
Nonetheless, the president maintained he isn’t apprehensive about getting the coronavirus and nonetheless doesn’t put on a masks in public.
“I’m not apprehensive, no, I’m not apprehensive,” he stated. “Look, I get issues carried out, I don’t fear about issues.”