A person from US VP Mike Pence’s staff has tested positive for the coronavirus, an announcement from the White House on Friday affirmed, including that neither the President nor the VP had a nearby contact with the staff member.
“This evening we were notified that a member of the Office of the Vice President tested positive for the Coronavirus,” Pence’s spokesperson Katie Miller said in a statement, adding, significantly, “Neither President Trump nor Vice President Pence had close contact with the individual.”
First Coronavirus Positive Case Identified in Donald Trump’s White house
More states in the US have given stay-at-home orders on Friday locking down their residents barring essential services laborers and outings to the basic food item and medication stores as the nation saw a flood in new infectious and fatalities.
President Donald Trump had himself tested a week ago for possible exposure to the virus after a person from a meeting appointment from Brazil that he had facilitated for supper tried positive for the coronavirus. Trump’s test turned up negative. In any case, Pence, who heads the White House team on the coronavirus episode, has not been tested at this point.
President Trump’s treatment of the outbreak came under fresh security as The Washington Post announced he ignored repeated alerts from US intelligence agencies about growing dangers to the nation as the flare-up spread to nations outside China, the epicenter, and that his own helpers couldn’t persuade him regarding the seriousness of the circumstance as of not long ago.
At any rate, 236 people have died and thousands have been contaminated so far in the midst of stresses over the health system’s ability to adapt to the outbreak.
Illinois, Florida and Connecticut states joined California and New York Friday with stay-at-home and comparative estimates limiting the development of occupants, non-essential businesses and workers.
“I don’t come to this decision easily,” Illinois governor J B Pritzker, a member of the family that founded Hyatt group of hotels. said at a news conference. “I fully recognize that, in some cases, I am choosing between people’s lives and saving people’s livelihood. But ultimately, you can’t have a livelihood if you don’t have your life.”