Trump's top coronavirus expert self-isolates following contact with infected staff member

Dr. Fauci coronavirus quarantine

Dr. Fauci coronavirus quarantine

Furthermore, the institute said that Fauci tested negative.

Although Dr Fauci, an infectious disease expert and the director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases told the Senate that he did not have a "confrontational relationship" with President Trump, however, his testimony is at odds with Trump's stance on re-opening businesses in America.

While agreeing that children on the whole do much better than adults with COVID-19, Fauci noted recent reports of severe disease among children and said it's still really not well understood.

He joins a growing list of administration officials taking precautions following the news of two known coronavirus cases at the White House, including the vice president's press secretary.

Miller, who like other members of the White House staff does not regularly wear a mask at work, was also not covering her face the day before when briefing reporters outside a nursing home in Arlington, Virginia, where Pence was to distribute personal protective equipment, according to the Las Vegas Review Journal.

The CDC said in a statement that if Redfield needs to go to the White House to fulfill any responsibilities for the task force, he would follow safety practices established for critical infrastructure workers who may have been exposed to COVID-19.

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Centers for Disease Control Director Dr. Robert Redfield made a similar announcement, though he also says his risk of exposure is low and he has yet to show symptoms of the disease.

CDC said that he had a low-risk exposure to a person at White House suspected of having the coronavirus.

Meanwhile, Food and Drug Administration [FDA] Commissioner Stephen Hahn - who tested negative Friday, also plans to self-quarantine for two weeks after coming into contact with a staff member who later tested positive, Politico reported.

The latest count by Johns Hopkins shows 1.35 million confirmed coronavirus infections in the United States and almost 81,000 deaths. Stephen Hahn said he would be isolating himself for similar reasons. Moreover, he tested negative for the COVID-19 virus.

The White House wants to focus more on reopening the economy and hopes to distract attention from the sharply rising death toll from the still-spreading pandemic, which has already killed 80,000 Americans and counting.

Trump has repeatedly clashed with the Democratic-controlled House over its moves to investigate his actions or those of his administration, even claiming that the House is "a bunch of Trump haters". Each of the three were exposed to a White House aide who had tested positive for the virus last week. This will ensure he does not get the coronavirus.

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