United States President Donald Trump’s national security adviser has actually checked positive for COVID-19
The White House verified that Robert O’Brien has “mild symptoms” of the infection – making him the highest- ranking United States official to test positive up until now.
Mr O’Brien has actually been self-isolating and “working from a secure location off site”, the White House stated.
“There is no risk of exposure to the president or the vice president,” it added.
“The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted.”
Bloomberg News reported that Mr O’Brien, who has actually been Mr Trump’s national security adviser for less than a year, came down with the infection after a family event.
Formerly, a individual valet to Mr Trump and the vice president’s press secretary Katie Miller checked positive for the infection.
Senior White House personnel and anybody who enters into close contact with the president are checked for the infection every day.
United States infection rates of coronavirus have actually been climbing up because mid-June, with more than 4 million cases verified throughout the nation.
More 146,000 people in the United States have actually passed away with COVID-19
Recently, Mr Trump stated the coronavirus pandemic “will probably get worse before it gets better” as he informed Americans to wear masks when they can not socially range.