Ivanka Trump's personal assistant tests COVID-19 positive

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The news that Mike Pence's press secretary Katie Miller had Covid-19, having recently tested negative, again brought the danger of the virus to the White House inner circle.

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary, Katie Miller, has been confirmed positive for the coronavirus on Friday.

Ivanka Trump's personal assistant has reportedly tested positive for the coronavirus, and the FDA commissioner has been forced to self-quarantine after exposure to another staffer who came down with the disease.

"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.

"I have had very little contact, personal contact, with this gentleman".

Mr Trump on Friday attended a public event at the Second World War memorial with elderly veterans where neither the president, first lady Melania Trump, the veterans nor military officials at the ceremony wore masks.

Mr Pence told reporters on Thursday that both he and Mr Trump would now be tested daily as well.

Neither the DHS nor the Secret Service would comment on which staffers had been infected or whether they were assigned to work in close proximity with the president or the vice president, the outlet reported.

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He added: "Know who he is, good person, but I have had very little contact, Mike has had very little contact with him". The White House declined to say whether President Trump planned to quarantine as well.


"This was a gentleman, very good guy, but he was, I guess, off for three or four days, and then he was off over the weekend, and off on Monday, and on Tuesday, he was in the room, and very virtually, I don't think any contact, but he was in the room, and then I went to get tested, and I tested fine, " Trump said.

According to Politico, Hahn was immediately tested for the virus after learning of Miller's infection and the results came back negative.

"This is why the whole concept of tests aren't necessarily great", he said.

When a White House staffer first contracted coronavirus in March, it was seen as a one-off that did not appear to create further contagion among the executive staff. The president and vice president have also chosen not to wear face masks in recent appearances.

The president has shifted focus in weeks to reopening the economy after more than a month of stay-at-home orders in most states and soaring unemployment.

"We've taken every single precaution to protect the president", Ms McEnany said at a White House briefing.

" Now we're going to go testing once a day". "We clean the facility, we social distance, we keep people six feet away from each other".

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