- A journalist who has been to the White House several times in the past few weeks is suspected of having the novel corona virus.
- "We were informed that one of our colleagues suspected COVID-19. The person was in the White House on March 9, 11, 16, and 18," said the president of the White House Correspondents Association in an e- Mail to colleagues.
- The White House has held daily briefings on the coronavirus pandemic in which President Donald Trump has generally participated.
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A journalist who has been to the White House several times in the past month, including twice last week, is suspected of having the novel corona virus.
"We were informed that one of our colleagues suspected COVID-19.
The email asked all members who were in the White House during this period to review the public health guidelines, consult their healthcare professionals, and take the appropriate next steps.
– Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) March 23, 2020
The White House has held daily press conferences on the coronavirus pandemic, where reporters and key officials – including President Donald Trump – have been or have been close to each other for a long period of time in a relatively cramped environment.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation's leading infectious disease expert, addressed these concerns in an interview with ScienceInsider on Sunday.
"We should physically separate a little more at these press conferences," he said. Fauci said.
The disease control and prevention centers advise people to "distance themselves from others" when COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus, is in their communities. By Monday afternoon, the novel corona virus had spread to over 40,000 people in all 50 states and in Washington, DC, causing nearly 500 deaths.