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Coronavirus

US Vice President Pence's aide tests positive for coronavirus

The staff member has not had contact with President Trump, office says

U.S. Vice President Mike Pence, center, listens as President Donald Trump addresses the daily coronavirus task force briefing with National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci on March 20.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON (Reuters) -- A member of U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's office has tested positive for the coronavirus but neither President Donald Trump nor Pence have had close contact with the individual, Pence's press secretary Katie Miller said in a statement on Friday.

Miller said Pence's office was notified on Friday evening about the positive test. The statement did not name the individual. "Further contact tracing is being conducted in accordance with CDC guidelines," she said, referring to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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