White House press secretary, Kayleigh McEnany, has announced testing positive for the coronavirus.
In a statement posted on her official Twitter handle, she wrote:
“As an essential worker, I have worked diligently to provide needed information to the American People at this time.”
McEnany had given a briefing to reporters at the White House last Thursday, hours before Trump’s advisor Hope Hicks was revealed to have tested positive for Covid-19.
Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump have also tested positive for coronavirus.
“After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms,” says McEnany.
— Kayleigh McEnany (@PressSec) October 5, 2020
“No reporters, producers, or members of the press are listed as close contacts by the White House Medical Unit.”
By Melvin Tarlue