Vice President Mike Pence, Karen Pence test negative for COVID-19


WASHINGTON (WAVY/KRON) — Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence have tested negative for COVID-19, after President Trump and First Lady Melania Trump announced overnight they had tested positive.

Here’s the statement from the Vice President’s press secretary:

“As has been routine for months, Vice President Pence is tested for COVID-19 every day. This morning, Vice President Pence and the Second Lady tested negative for COVID-19. Vice President Pence remains in good health and wishes the Trumps well in their recovery.”

The president’s physician says Trump is “well at this time” after contracting COVID-19, and there’s no evidence he is seriously ill. Trump was set to attend multiple events on Friday, but now will only hold a phone call on “COVID-19 support to vulnerable seniors.”

The Trumps were tested after White House aide Hope Hicks, who comes in frequent contact with Trump, tested positive.

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