US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — A new type of coronavirus was discovered in a second person who visited the residence of US President Donald Trump Mar-a-Lago (Florida) on March 8.
This was reported on Friday by the AP agency, citing an unnamed representative of the US Republican Party.
According to the agency, the infected one attended a fundraising event held in the private residence of the owner of the White House. The agency does not provide details about the identity of the infected guest.
The day before it became known that the head of the press service of the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro Fabio Weingarten, who was a member of the delegation, who returned from Miami on Wednesday night and visited Mar-a-Lago, showed symptoms of a respiratory disease, which was later clarified was caused by coronavirus.
It was also reported that during the trip he was next to the president and had direct contact with him. In addition, last Saturday, the official posted on his Instagram photo in which he stands next to Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
The official was quarantined, and Bolsonar, who turns 65 on March 21, and members of his delegation, including ministers of defense, state security and energy, passed tests for coronavirus. Subsequently, Bolsonaru’s suspicions of coronavirus were not confirmed.
At a press conference in the White House Rose Garden on Friday, Trump introduced a nationwide emergency regime in connection with the spread of a new type of coronavirus. In addition, the American leader said that, “most likely,” will soon pass a test for coronavirus.
According to CNN, the number of cases of infection with a new coronavirus in the United States reached 1920, 41 people died. The authorities of 24 states have introduced an emergency mode on their territory.
An outbreak caused by the new coronavirus disease was recorded at the end of December 2019 in Central China. On March 11, the World Health Organization (WHO) recognized it as a pandemic. Cases of infection recorded in more than 110 countries. In total, according to official data, about 134 thousand people were infected, over 5 thousand died.
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