First Lady Melania Trump tested negative for the CCP virus, which originated in China last year.
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Partys coverup and mishandling allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
“Mrs. Trump got tested the same night as the president was tested, out of an abundance of caution. The test was negative,” White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said in a statement to news outlets.
President Donald Trump was tested on March 13. He tested negative.
Trumps daughter Ivanka Trump, a senior White House adviser, also tested negative.
Vice President Mike Pence, head of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, and his wife, Second Lady Karen Pence, both tested negative recently.
They were tested after a member of Pences staff tested positive for the new illness.
Dr. Deborah Birx, the task force coordinator, told reporters on Monday that she was tested after experiencing a “low-grade fever” over the weekend.
“I got a test late Saturday night, and Im negative. I stayed home another day just to make sure. Thats how we protect one another,” she said.
Task force officials have asked Americans to not get tested unless they show symptoms.
“It is another way that the American people can make sure that we are preserving the resources that our health care workers need to administer and support those who are dealing with the coronavirus and other illnesses,” Pence said over the weekend.
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