US, WASHINGTON (NEWS OBSERVATORY) — The results of a test by US President Donald Trump for the presence of a new coronavirus were negative, the head of the Washington administration is healthy.
This follows from the report of his attending physician Sean Conley, which was distributed on Saturday by the press service of the White House.
“Last night after a substantive conversation with the president regarding testing for [the subject of the presence of a coronavirus-induced disease] COVID-19, he decided to take [tests]. Tonight I received confirmation that the test is negative,” the text says.
“A week after dinner with the Brazilian delegation at [the estate] of Mar-a-Lago [in Florida], the president still has no symptoms [of the disease],” Conley said.
Earlier it became known that the head of the press service of the President of Brazil, Jair Bolsonaro Fabio Weingarten, who was part of the delegation who returned on Wednesday night from Miami, showed symptoms of a respiratory disease, which was later found to be 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, on Saturday, the official posted on his Instagram page a photograph in which he is shown next to Trump and US Vice President Michael Pence.
The official was quarantined, and Bolsonar, who will be 65 years old on March 21, and members of his delegation, including the ministers of defense, state security and energy, passed tests for coronavirus. The Brazilian president on Friday wrote on his Facebook page,
According to CNN, so far in the United States the number of cases of infection with a new coronavirus has increased to 2655, 56 people have died. Cases of infection recorded in more than 120 countries. In total, according to WHO, over 142 thousand people were infected, almost 5.4 thousand died.
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