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Trump tested again for coronavirus, White House says

President Trump was re-tested for the coronavirus on Thursday with a new rapid-use kit and the results indicate he is not infected

“I think I took it really out of curiosity to see how quickly it worked and fast it worked,” Trump said at a Thursday press conference at the White House. “And it’s a lot easier. I’ve done them both. And the second one is much more pleasant.”

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham released a memo on the testing to reporters Thursday without stating a reason for the procedure.

“This morning, the President was tested again for COVID-19, utilizing a new, rapid point-of-care test capability,” the memo says. “He is healthy and without symptoms. Sample collection took just one minute, and results were reported back in 15 minutes. The President tested negative for COVID-19.”

Trump was first tested last month after physical contact with congressmen who were exposed to the coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and after he hosted an event with infected Brazilian officials at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Although many local governments, including in Washington, DC, have ordered non-essential workers to stay home, Trump routinely interacts with officials and businesspeople responding to the crisis, as well as journalists at daily White House press conferences.

The virus has infected more than 235,000 US residents, at least 5,600 of whom have died.

Courtesy: New York Post

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Trump tested again for coronavirus, White House says
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