New Delhi: White House has said that President Donald Trump remains in excellent health and has not been tested for coronavirus, even though he was in contact with multiple lawmakers who have since gone into self-imposed quarantine due to their proximity to someone with the virus.
White House Press Secretary Stephanie Grisham said on Monday that testing was not necessary because President Trump is not showing symptoms and the lawmakers aren’t confirmed to be infected.
“The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients, nor does he have any symptoms,” Grisham said.
“President Trump remains in excellent health, and his physician will continue to closely monitor him,” she said.
The White House statement came as Trump was in contact with multiple lawmakers who have since gone into self-imposed quarantine.
These lawmakers had come into contact with someone at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) who tested positive for the deadly coronavirus.
The virus is believed to have an incubation period of about 14 days.
The global death toll from the new coronavirus crossed 3,800 on Tuesday, as China reported 17 new deaths.
The virus has spread to over 100 countries with more than 110,000 cases of infection.