US VP Pence says will be tested for coronavirus after aide tested positive

US VP Pence says will be tested for coronavirus after aide tested positive

U.S. Vice President Pence speaks during a news briefing on the administration's response to th
U.S. Vice President Mike Pence speaks during a news briefing on the administration's response to the coronavirus at the White House in Washington, U.S., March 15, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts

WASHINGTON: US Vice President Mike Pence said he and his wife will be tested for coronavirus later on Saturday (Mar 21) after a member of his staff tested positive.

"The White House doctor has indicated he has no reason to believe that I was exposed and no need to be tested," Pence told the daily briefing at the White House.

"Given the unique position I have as vice president and as the leader of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, both I and my wife will be tested for the coronavirus later this afternoon."

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Source: Reuters/nh

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