Ivanka Trump's personal assistant tests COVID-19 positive

Ivanka Trump's personal assistant tests COVID-19 positive

And on Friday, it surfaced that Katie Miller, Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary and the wife of White House adviser Stephen Miller, also tested positive.

"No I haven't but we're getting that.I will do that.at some point probably soon I will be", Trump said, suggesting he will be getting an antibody test in the future, though he offered no details on when that might happen.

"All of the recommended guidelines we have for businesses that have essential workers, we are now putting them in place here in the White House".

Last week, White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere said that those were working in proximity to the president were being tested for the virus and anyone entering the White House was subjected to temperature checks.

The official said staff in the West Wing are tested regularly but much of Mr Pence's staff - which works next door in the Executive Office Building - are tested less frequently. This confirmed multiple USA media reports that Katie Miller was the person in question.

Trump said he "had very little contact with this person", noting he has been tested twice since Wednesday and results were negative.

The revelation comes amid reports that the disease has crept into to the White House's inner circle.

This has not changed, even with news of his valet's positive test. The President attended Katie and Stephen Miller's wedding in February. A number of staffers who'd come into contact with her deplaned to be tested themselves.

"But they do the tests and it just shows you that the fallacy - it is what I have been saying - testing is not a flawless art".

President Donald Trump, who publicly identified Ms Miller, said he was "not worried" about the virus spreading in the White House.

This week, he visited a Honeywell factory in Arizona touring the plant.

There are more than 100 coronavirus vaccines in development with at least 20 expected to begin human testing in 2020. Trump has taken to offering the Abbott kits as gifts, including saying he would send one to former Vice President Joe Biden so he could resume campaigning.

Earlier on Friday, Mr Trump was asked in a Fox News interview whether those who serve him food would now cover their faces.

Protective facial coverings have been a hard sell for Mr Trump and Mr Pence despite a recommendation from the Centres for Disease Control that people wear masks or alternatives.

McEnany said mask-wearing is a purely personal issue.

Walking from table to table in the facility, protected only by a pair of safety goggles, a cover of Guns and Roses' "Live and Let Die" blared loudly.

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