Friday, 8 May 2020

Pence aide tests positive for coronavirus

Vice President Mike Pence
Vice President Mike Pence(Michael Conroy/AP)

A staffer in Vice President Mike Pence’s office has tested positive for coronavirus, according to reports Friday.

Pence was about to take off for Des Moines, Iowa, from Andrews Air Force Base when news came in of the staffer, who was not immediately identified.

Several members of the vice president’s team were subsequently seen leaving Air Force Two before the aircraft took off.

Spokespeople for Pence did not immediately return requests for comment.

The Pence aide’s positive test comes one day after the White House confirmed President Trump’s personal valet had also contracted the respiratory infection.

The White House says Pence and Trump both tested negative for the virus Thursday.

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