Coronavirus: Trump Tests Negative – White House doctor
The White House physician, Sean Conley has said that US President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus.
He stated this after receiving a confirmation that the test is negative. Trump after initial refusal underwent a test days after hosting a meeting at his Florida resort with a Brazilian delegation, some of whom have tested positive.
Fabio Wajngarten, an aide to the Brazilian president, was among those later confirmed to have the disease.
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“One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the president remains symptom-free,” Conley said Sea in a statement on Saturday.
73-year-old Trump did not self-isolate after that meeting, saying he had no symptoms.
Conly further stated that he has been in daily contact with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and White House Coronavirus Task Force, and they are encouraging the implementation of all their best practices for exposure reduction and transmission mitigation.
Official US advice is that people who have contact with a confirmed case should stay at home for 14 days with the country having over 2,700 confirmed cases, with 54 deaths.
On Friday, President Trump declared a national state of emergency to release $50bn (£40bn) to fight the spread of the virus. He also declared today as National Day of Prayer.
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Wajngarten, a press secretary for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, who posted a photograph of himself standing close to Mr Trump on his social media page was tested positive several days after that visit.
Other Brazilians in Mr Bolsonaro’s entourage at Mar-a-Lago including lawyer Karina Kufa, Senator Nelsinho Trad and Brazil’s ambassador to the US, Nestor Forster have since tested positive.
Also infected was Miami Mayor Francis Suarez who also met Mr Wajngarten during his US trip.
According to reports the Brazilian delegation also met Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.