WASHINGTON: US Vice President Mike Pence tested negative for the coronavirus on Thursday (Oct 8), a senior administration official said.
Pence participated in a debate on Wednesday night with Democratic vice presidential candidate Kamala Harris and was to attend two campaign events in Nevada and Arizona on Thursday.
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During the debate on Wednesday night, both candidates were separated by a plexiglass barrier in an effort to lower the risk of coronavirus transmission.
On Wednesday, Trump, eager to revitalise his ailing re-election campaign, repeatedly stressed how well he felt so far in his recovery from COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus. It was unclear if he was still testing positive for the virus.
"I think this was a blessing from God that I caught it. This was a blessing in disguise," Trump said, adding that his use of the medication from Regeneron Pharmaceuticals Inc had allowed him to experience first-hand how effective it could be.