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Coronavirus: US Vice President Mike Pence’s Aide Tests Positive

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The Aide of the United States Vice President Mike Pence has tested positive to the coronavirus. The aide of the vice president Katie Miller was said to have tested positive to the virus yesterday.
Mike Pence's Aide Tests Positive
Mike Pence’s Aide Tests Positive

Donald Trump also confirmed the story during his press briefing yesterday. “She’s wonderful young woman,’. ‘Katie tested very good for a long period of time and then – all of a sudden – today she tested positive. She hasn’t come into contact with me but spent some time with the vice president.’Following Miller’s diagnosis,an order has been given in the white house that Donald Trump, the vice president Mike Pence and most White House staff including Miller’s husband Stephen are now going to be tested on a daily basis, a change in policy made this week.  Trump said he wasn’t worried about the risk of infection despite the virus moving closer to the Oval Office.

‘I’m not worried,’ he said. ‘We’re taking very strong precautions of the White House.’ additional safety protocols have been put place over the last 48 hours but declined to detail them. ‘I don’t want to get into all the procedures that we’ve embarked on but I can tell you that this – it’s probably the safest place that you can come to,’ he said. 

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“Staff are checked daily, give symptom histories and all work spaces get regular, deep cleanings, according to deputy White House press secretary Judd Deere.  ‘The President’s physician and White House Operations continue to work closely to ensure every precaution is taken to keep the President, First Family and the entire White House Complex safe and healthy at all times. In addition to social distancing, daily temperature checks and symptom histories, hand sanitizer, and regular deep cleaning of all work spaces, every staff member in close proximity to the president and vice president is being tested daily for COVID-19 as well as any guests,’ Deere said

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