Three members of White House virus task force in quarantine

President Donald Trump speaks about the coronavirus in the press briefing room at the White House, Saturday, Feb. 29, 2020, in Washington, as National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Dr. Anthony Fauci, Vice President Mike Pence and Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention listen.
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Date of Publication: May 9, 2020

Source: CTV News

Three members of the White House coronavirus task force have entered quarantine after contact with someone who tested positive for COVID-19. These three members are Dr. Anthony Fauci, a leader of the task force, as well as Dr. Robert Redfield, director of the CDC, and Stephen Hahn, the commissioner of the FDA. According to his institute, Fauci is considered “relatively low risk” based on his degree of exposure, but will stay at home and telework. Two positive cases of COVID-19 have been reported at the White House this week. Though President Trump said he was “not worried” about the virus spreading in the White House, officials say they have stepped up safety protocols for the complex.

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Summary by: Roslyn Mainland