US President Trump tests negative for coronavirus

Clay Curtis
March 23, 2020

He added that his temperature, so far, has been "totally normal".

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"Out of an abundance of caution, temperature checks are now being performed on any individuals who are in close contact with the President and Vice President", said White House deputy press secretary Judd Deere.

"No decisions have been made yet", Mr. Pence said.

"All interactions occurred before any symptoms onset", the memo reads.

Speaking at the same White House new conference Sunday, Vice President Mike Pence urged Americans to only buy the groceries they need for the week ahead. He says of the virus that "this will pass" and the nation will emerge stronger.

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Conley noted that Trump "remains symptom-free" one week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation at the president's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida. The Brazilian president announced on social media he tested negative for the virus, shooting down reports that he initially tested positive.

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said at the press conference that more than 2,200 cases have now been recorded in the United States, and that "We have not yet reached our peak".

However, as the memo notes, the interactions are categorized as "low risk" and it adds, "Given the President himself remains without symptoms, testing for COVID-19 is not now indicated".

On Wednesday night, Trump announced that the United States would temporarily suspend most travel from the European Union.

The President's health status has been in question since he has been in contact with several people who have tested positive for the virus. On Saturday, he tweeted he was attending meetings on the coronavirus pandemic at the White House.

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