Trump says Pence press secretary tested positive for coronavirus

Trump says Pence press secretary tested positive for coronavirus
Trump says Pence press secretary tested positive for coronavirus

President Donald Trump on Friday confirmed that Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary Katie Miller tested positive for coronavirus.

Miller is the second White House staff member to test positive for coronovirus this week, after testing positive for Trump's personal aides on Thursday.

"She is a wonderful young woman, Katie, she gave very good results for a long time and she tested positive today," Trump said during a meeting with Republican members of Congress in the White House.

The president said that Miller had not contacted him, but said he had been in contact with Pence.

A White House official told CNN's Jim Acosta that Miller was in constant contact with members of the press, and the White House is now providing more coronovirus testing to reporters.

Katie Miller is married to Trump's senior adviser, Stephen Miller.

The announcement came after an hour-long delay in Pence Flight to Iowa on Friday morning when individuals were seen dropping Air Force Two before flying off the runway at the joint base. Andrews outside Washington.

A senior administration official told the press group at Air Force Two that a Pence staff member, whom he did not name on time, tested positive for coronavirus on Thursday and positive on Friday morning. Katie Miller, who was not on the plane, was in contact with six people presumably scheduled to go on the trip, and according to a senior administration official, she was removed before takeoff.

Later on Friday afternoon, Pool was informed that those who had gone missing had been screened for coronovirus and tested negative.

A White House source told CNN that the news of Katie Miller's positive test has upset everyone in the White House's West Wing. The source said that Katie Miller's nature is to communicate in person, which is why she makes many contacts in person during her daily work. The source said that West Wing employees are concerned that her husband also works in the building and has essentially come to the fore.

A senior White House official said contact was discovered inside the White House after a positive test by Katie Miller. A senior White House official said that everyone, including her husband, was negative.

The White House is now making sure employees wear masks at the White House residence, and coronovirus testing and temperature control are being pushed throughout the West Wing. The West Wing is also disinfected more often, which the official said is "not a virus right," but the White House wants to be an example for companies across the country on how to deal with the virus.

Bloomberg News first reported the Coronavirus case early Friday.

The vice president, head of the White House Coronovirus Task Force, traveled to Des Moines, Iowa, to participate in discussions with religious leaders about religious and spiritual gatherings, followed by discussions on how to secure food supplies .

Pence was accompanied by Air Secretary Two for Agriculture Secretary Sunny Perdue and Republican Iowa Senators Chuck Grasley and Jonny Ernst for the trip.

About 10 Pence staff members are tested daily, a senior administration official told the press group, "The vice president and president have not had contact with this person until recently."

The official said Pence was last tested on Friday morning.

Friday's case is the second time the White House says a Pence staff member tested positive for coronovirus. The first one tested positive in March.

On Thursday, CNN reported that a member of the US Navy. Acting as one of Trump's personal allies tested positive for coronavirus.

The valets are members of an elite military unit dedicated to the White House who often work closely with the president and first family, assisting them in a variety of individual tasks. They are not only responsible for the President's food and drink in the West Wing, but also travel with him when he is traveling or out of the country.

A source told CNN that Trump reported that Trump was upset that he had tested positive on Wednesday, and a White House doctor reassured the president.

The president also said he had "very little contact."

But a negative test and lack of symptoms are not definitive signs that a person cannot transmit the virus.

Doctors say the incubation period for coronaviruses varies. The incubation period is the time when you are exposed to the virus to develop symptoms. It varies between 2 and 14 days. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the average incubation period is estimated at five days.

During a recent visit to the Mayo Clinic, Pence did not wear a face mask, despite being informed of the clinic's policy that they were required. Pence told reporters that he did not wear a mask because he is often tested for coronovirus. But a few days later Pence said that he should have worn a mask.

Trump refused to wear a mask this week during parts of his tour of a mask manufacturing facility in Arizona.

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