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White House Denies Trump’s Coronavirus Infection

Tue 10 Mar 2020 | 09:44 AM
NaDa Mustafa

United States (US) President Donald Trump has not been tested for Covid-19 Coronavirus, according to White House.

"The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients nor does he have any symptoms," White House press secretary Stephanie Grisham said.

"Trump remains in excellent health, and his physician will continue to closely monitor him," he added.

Earlier in the day, Vice US President Mike Pence revealed that he did not know whether Trump had been tested or not.

In a press conference Monday evening, Pence said, "I really don't know the answer to the question, but we'll refer that question and we will get you an answer from the White House physician very quickly."

It is worth mentioning that, the transmission of viruses between humans happens when someone comes into contact with an infected person’s secretions, such as droplets in a cough.

They can also be transmitted by coming into contact with something an infected person has touched and then touching your mouth, nose or eyes.

The World Health Organization WHO has warned that world countries should do more and prepare for a possible pandemic because of Coronavirus outbreak.

In an official statement, WHO said that it is too early to announce a pandemic now, but the countries should be in a “phase of preparedness”.

“The epidemic will be declared when the infectious disease is easily transmitted from person to person in many parts of the world,” the statement read.

More cases of the virus, which causes respiratory disease Covid-19, continue to emerge, with outbreaks in South Korea, Italy, and Iran.