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Trump’s Valet Tests Positive For Coronavirus

WASHINGTON: One of President Donald Trump’s valets has tested positive for coronavirus, but the US leader has tested negative, the White House said.

“We were recently notified by the White House medical unit that a member of the United States military, who works on the White House campus, has tested positive for coronavirus,” White House spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement.

“The President and the Vice President have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health,” Mr Gidley said.

The valets are members of an elite military unit dedicated to the White House and often work close to the President and the first family.

Mr Trump was upset when informed on Wednesday that his valet had tested positive and he was then
tested again by the White House physician.

The US Defence Department said in a statement that this Navy person “will quarantine at home and will receive medical care as needed”.