Trump tested again for coronavirus, White House says

President Trump was re-tested for the coronavirus on Thursday and the results indicate he is not infected, the White House says.

White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham released a memo on the testing to reporters without stating a reason for the procedure.

“This morning, the President was tested again for COVID-19, utilizing a new, rapid point-of-care test capability,” Grisham wrote. “He is healthy and without symptoms.”

Grisham added: “Sample collection took just one minute, and results were reported back in 15 minutes. The President tested negative for COVID-19.”

Trump was first tested last month after physical contact with congressmen who were exposed to the coronavirus at the Conservative Political Action Conference, and after he hosted an event with infected Brazilian officials at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida.

Although many local governments, including in Washington, DC, have ordered non-essential workers to stay home, Trump routinely interacts with officials and businesspeople responding to the crisis, as well as journalists at daily White House press conferences.

The virus has infected more than 235,000 US residents, at least 5,600 of whom have died.

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