WASHINGTON: Considered one of President Donald Trump’s valets has examined constructive for coronavirus, however the US chief has examined detrimental, the White Home mentioned on Thursday.
“We were recently notified by the White House medical unit that a member of the United States military, who works on the White House campus, has tested positive for coronavirus,” White Home spokesman Hogan Gidley mentioned in an announcement.
“The President and the Vice President have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health,” Mr Gidley mentioned.
The valets are members of an elite army unit devoted to the White Home and sometimes work near the President and the primary household.
In keeping with CNN, Mr Trump was upset when knowledgeable on Wednesday that his valet had examined constructive and he was then examined once more by the White Home doctor.
The US Defence Division mentioned in an announcement that this Navy particular person “will quarantine at home and will receive medical care as needed”. The White Home declined to say whether or not President Trump deliberate to quarantine as properly.
Individuals who got here into shut contact with the president have examined constructive for the lethal virus prior to now as properly, however such shut calls have had little influence on Mr Trump’s plan to renew regular actions after weeks of lockdown.
The US media reported on Thursday that the Trump administration had determined to not implement the Facilities for Illness Management and Prevention’s (CDC) tips for reopening America.
The suggestions advocate a gradual method for resuming regular actions and urge the administration to not reopen colleges and church buildings but.
President Trump, nevertheless, has mentioned repeatedly that he would rapidly reopen the American economic system.
Officers of the CDC instructed media shops that the White Home had requested them to arrange this 17-page doc, but additionally indicated that their suggestions can’t be carried out.
Well being consultants instructed a congressional listening to on Wednesday that it might be irresponsible to finish the lockdown abruptly.
The listening to was supposed to incorporate the pinnacle of the US Nationwide Institute of Allergy and Infectious Illnesses (NIAID), Dr Anthony Fauci, however the White Home blocked him.
“It is inevitable there will be future outbreaks,” Dr Tom Frieden, President and CEO of Resolve to Save Lives and a former CDC Chief, instructed the congressional panel. “It’s not inevitable that we will be so under-prepared.”
Printed in Daybreak, Might eighth, 2020