Trump tests negative for the coronavirus, WH physician says
NEW YORK: US President Donald Trump tested negative for the coronavirus, the White House physician said Saturday evening after the president held a press briefing on the administration’s latest moves to combat the outbreak.
The president consented to a test Friday night, Navy Commander Sean Conley said in a statement release in Washington, D.C., and he remains symptom-free one week after dining with a Brazilian government delegation, some of whose members have tested positive for the illness, at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.
Trump, who has continued to shake hands with people, including during his announcement Friday at the White House that he was declaring a national emergency, despite the recommendation to limit physical contact, told reporters that “it almost becomes a habit.”
The statement did not say if Trump will be re-tested.
Trump said that he has been tested for coronavirus after being questioned about it during at White House’s Rose Garden address on Friday. – APP