A member of the U.S. military who works on the White House campus has tested positive for the CCP virus.
Hogan Gidley, a spokesman, said Thursday that officials were recently notified by the White House Medical Unit about the test results.
President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence “have since tested negative for the virus and they remain in great health,” he added in a statement.
The White House told The Epoch Times last month that anyone who will be near Trump or Pence would be tested to see if they had COVID-19, the new disease caused by the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus.
“As the physician to the president and White House Operations continue to protect the health and safety of the president and vice president, starting today anyone who is expected to be in close proximity to either of them will be administered a COVID-19 test,” spokesman Judd Deere said.
The test will “evaluate for pre-symptomatic or asymptomatic carriers status to limit inadvertent transmission,” he added.
A significant percentage of people infected with the virus never show symptoms. They and people not yet showing symptoms can transmit the illness, according to health experts.