Mike Pence staffer tests positive for COVID-19

Mike Pence staffer tests positive for COVID-19

According to CNN, Mr Trump was upset when informed on Wednesday that his valet had tested positive and he was then tested again by the White House physician.

Both Trump and Vice President Mike Pence have drawn fire for not donning face masks, with critics arguing they are setting a bad example for Americans.

A source with knowledge of the situation described it to NBC News as an "operational failure". "Mike just had a test and it is negative", he said.

Pence drew widespread criticism in late April for not wearing a mask during a visit to the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.

Pence, who is tested on a regular basis, was tested Friday.

This has not changed, even with news of his valet's positive test.

Trump said, "The test result comes back in five minutes, and we have great testing".

The incubation period, meaning the time between when someone contracts the coronavirus and begins to show symptoms, is anywhere from 2 to 14 days, according to the CDC.

It is unclear how contagious people are during this period.

He had also said that the U.S. is not the world's "number one" country in terms of COVID-19 deaths.

Trump has also refused to wear a mask, against the guidance of federal health officials. This president will make the decision as to whether to wear a mask or not.

Officials of the CDC told media outlets that the White House had asked them to prepare this 17-page document, but also indicated that their recommendations can not be implemented. The White House confirmed Thursday, May 7, that the staff member, who is a member of an elite military unit dedicated to serving meals and attending to the President's personal needs, has contracted the virus. "Some were considered unofficial members of the first family", the historical society writes on its page about valets.

The virus, which first surfaced in Wuhan, China late past year, has killed more than 75,000 Americans and driven millions into unemployment as a result of lockdown measures to curb a rise in infections. A total of 73,431 people have succumbed to the virus in the US.

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