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Ivanka Trump’s Personal Assistant Tests Positive

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May 9, 2020 - Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant has tested positive for the coronavirus, according several news outlets.

The assistant isn’t a White House employee and has reportedly been teleworking for two months.

The assistant was asymptomatic and was tested out of caution, it was reported. Ivanka and husband Jared Kushner tested negative on Friday. President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence tested negative that morning as well.

On Friday, Pence’s press secretary, Katie Miller, tested positive for the coronavirus. The day before that, the White House confirmed that one of the president’s valets tested positive for COVID-19.

Also on Friday, U.S. Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Stephen Hahn placed himself into self-isolation for the next two weeks after coming into contact with someone who tested positive, according to Reuters. Hahn tested negative at that time.

The Secret Service also has 11 active cases, Yahoo News reported, based on Department of Homeland Security documents. About 60 Secret Service members are self-quarantining and 23 have recovered.

WebMD Health News Brief Reviewed by Michael W. Smith, MD on May 11, 2020

Sources

CNN: “Ivanka Trump’s personal assistant has tested positive for coronavirus.”

ABC News: "Coronavirus Live Updates"

CBS News "Ivanka Trump assistant tests positive for coronavirus, among other White House staff

Reuters: “U.S. FDA commissioner in self-quarantine after exposure to person with COVID-19.”

Yahoo News: “Document reveals Secret Service has 11 current virus cases, as concerns about Trump’s staff grow.”

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