Coronavirus: White house staffer tested positive

Coronavirus: White house staffer tested positive

The US Vice President Mike Pence's aide/ staffer in his team has tested positive for the coronavirus and this makes him the first personnel from White House to have been infected by the novel infection. The US has so far claimed the lives of 230 people. On this, VP Pence's Personal secretary Katie Miller stated "This evening we were notified that a member of the office of the Vice President tested positive for the coronavirus".

However, neither President Donald Trump nor Vice President Pence came into close contact with the patient. Other contacts of the staffer are being traced in accordance with CDC guidelines. With no cases in White House so far, this comes as a shocker and last week, Trump had tested negative for the coronavirus. Soon after, the premises were made stricter to all individuals for the entry.

Precautionary measures are taking place as the presidential physicians' team recording temperature of every individual and rearranging the seating arrangements in the White House briefing room. Not to mention, social distancing is been religiously followed, especially after Pence's office hit by the virus.