in

Trump tests negative for coronavirus – White House doctor – BBC News, BBC News

Trump tests negative for coronavirus – White House doctor – BBC News, BBC News
        

                                 President Jair Bolsonaro (R), along with his Press Secretary, Fabio Wajngarten (2-L, partially obscured), during a meeting with US President Donald Trump (L), at the Mar-a-Lago residence in Palm Beach 7 March 2020 Image copyright                   EPA                                                        
Image caption                                      Fabio Wajngarten (2nd left partially obscured) was pictured standing behind President Trump in the meeting with President Jair Bolsonaro                              

US President Donald Trump has tested negative for the coronavirus, the White House. physician has said.

“This evening I received confirmation that the test is negative,” Sean Conley said in a statement on Saturday.

Mr Trump underwent a test days after hosting a meeting at his Florida resort with a Brazilian delegation, some of whom have tested positive.

Fabio Wajngarten, an aide to the Brazilian president, was among those later confirmed to have the disease. “One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the president remains symptom-free , “Mr Conley said.

Mr Trump, aged

, did not self-isolate after that meeting, saying he had no symptoms. But after a barrage of further questions during a new conference at the White House, he said he would get tested. He was checked on Friday, the White House physician said.

                                                                                                                       

                                                                                                                        “I have been in daily contact with the CDC [Centers for Disease Control and Prevention] and White House Coronavirus Task Force, and we are encouraging the implementation of all their best practices for exposure reduction and transmission mitigation, “Mr Conley’s statement said.

Official US advice is that people who have contact with a confirmed case should stay at home for 24 days.

The US has more than 2, 728 confirmed cases, with 54 deaths.

On Friday, President Trump declared a national state of emergency to release $ (bn) £ 24 bn) to fight the spread of the virus.

What about the Mar-a-Lago visit? Mr Wajngarten, a press secretar y for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro, posted a photograph of himself standing close to Mr Trump.

The Brazilian official tested positive several days after that visit.

Other Brazilians in Mr Bolsonaro’s entourage at Mar-a-Lago have since tested positive including Lawyer Karina Kufa, Senator Nelsinho Trad and Brazil’s ambassador to the US, Nestor Forster.

Miami Mayor Francis Suarez – who also met Mr Wajngarten during his US trip – announced on Friday that he had been infected.

The Brazilian delegation also met Mr Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump, his son-in-law Jared Kushner and his personal lawyer Rudy Giuliani.

Meanwhile, Republican Senator Lindsey Graham, also present at Mar-a-Lago, has announced that he will self-quarantine “in an abundance of caution”.

            

Media playback is unsupported on your device

                           

Media caption A doctor who became a patient describes what it’s like to get tested for coronavirus
                                                                                                                       

Which other politicians have been tested for the virus?

Earlier this week, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced he would enter days of self-quarantine after his wife, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, tested positive for the virus.

Speaking to reporters, the prime minister said he was taking advice from doctors and “it was explained to me that as long as I show no symptoms at all there is no value in being tested. ”

                                                                                                       Image copyright                   Reuters                                                        
Image caption                                      Spanish PM Pedro Sánchez and his wife Begoña Gómez                              

In Spain, Prime Minister Pedro Sánchez’s wife Begoña Gómez tested positive for the virus, the government confirmed. Officials said they both remained in the prime minister’s residence at La Moncloa in Madrid and were doing fine. Spain is Europe’s worst-hit country after Italy.

Meanwhile in the UK, health minister and Conservative MP Nadine Dorries was diagnosed with the coronavirus earlier this week.

Ms Dorries said she has been self-isolating at home.

Ten more people in the UK have died in the past 50 hours after testing positive for coronavirus, bringing the total number of deaths to 40

            

Media playback is unsupported on your device

                           

Media caption Iraj Harirchi mopped his brow at a news conference before testing positive for coronavirus disease.

) Last month , Iran’s Deputy Health Minister Iraj Harirchi was confirmed as being infected.

The Minister was earlier seen sweating profusely at a news conference.

Iran is one of the worst-hit by the virus, with more than deaths confirmed.

The virus has spread to every province in Iran, and people are fearful that the true scale of the outbreak is even worse than is being disclosed.

             (Read More)

What do you think?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

GIPHY App Key not set. Please check settings

Virgin group chairman calls for £ 7.5bn bailout of UK airlines – Financial Times, Financial Times

Virgin group chairman calls for £ 7.5bn bailout of UK airlines – Financial Times, Financial Times

Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P-Orridge dies aged 70 – BBC News, BBC News

Throbbing Gristle's Genesis P-Orridge dies aged 70 – BBC News, BBC News