Trump's Results Are In: He Tests Negative

Meanwhile, the virus has expanded to include 49 states
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 14, 2020 1:10 PM CDT
Updated Mar 14, 2020 6:26 PM CDT
Trump: I've Been Tested and I'm Banning the UK
President Donald Trump speaks during a briefing on coronavirus in the Brady press briefing room at the White House, Saturday, March 14, 2020, in Washington, as US Surgeon General Jerome Adams and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson, listen.   (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

President Trump's doctor says the test results are in—and came back negative, the Hill reports. "One week after having dinner with the Brazilian delegation in Mar-a-Lago, the President remains symptom-free," says his physician, Sean Conley. The AP notes that Trump had resisted being tested after he was in contact with three people later diagnosed with coronavirus, including people in the Brazilian president's team that visited Trump in Florida. Officials say anyone who comes in contact with Trump or Mike Pence will now have their temperature checked. In related news:

  • The president said Saturday that America is widening its travel ban against European countries by including the UK and Ireland. The AP notes that the ban will allow US citizens, people with green cards, and others to come home provided they accept health screenings and quarantine orders at 13 specific airports.
  • The New York Times reports that New York state has its first coronavirus fatality—an 82-year-old Manhattan woman with emphysema, which Gov. Andrew Cuomo says was a factor in her death.
  • So far the virus has spread to over 2,100 people in 49 states, including Washington and Puerto Rico, killing at least 48 people.

(For more, read about Disney's positive coronavirus news or the "panic" buying in US stores.)

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