Has US President Donald Trump tested positive for the Coronavirus?
ISLAMABAD - The White House on Tuesday said US President Donald Trump has not undergone testing for coronavirus link despite being in close contact with lawmakers who are now self-quarantining, reported *CNN. link*
"The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients nor does he have any symptoms. President Trump remains in excellent health, and his physician will continue to closely monitor him," said White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham.
"Per current CDC guidelines, medical professionals should base testing decisions on patient symptoms and exposure history," she added.
Alarm mounted further after at least two Republican lawmakers who recently met with the president announced they were going into self-quarantine, fearing that they were exposed to the virus at a conservative conference just outside Washington.
One of them, Representative Matt Gaetz, was travelling with Trump on Air Force One on Monday.
Another, Representative Doug Collins, was with Trump on Friday during a coronavirus briefing at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention headquarters.