Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen have tested negative for the coronavirus, his spokeswoman said Saturday.
The vice president was tested Saturday after a member of his staff tested positive for the deadly disease.
— Katie Miller (@VPPressSec) March 22, 2020
Pence had told reporters earlier in the day that he had no reason to believe he was exposed to the virus, but took the test because of the “unique position that I have as vice president and as the leader of the White House coronavirus task force.”
VP Mike Pence Staffer Tested Positive
The staffer, whom Pence did not name, was last at the White House on Monday and experienced “mild cold-like symptoms” for a day and a half before seeking testing.
Trump tested negative for the virus last weekend days after coming into close contact with at least two people who later came down with COVID-19.