Reporter gets turned away from coronavirus briefing due to high temperature

President Donald Trump speaks during a meeting with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar in the Oval Office of the White House, Thursday, March 12, 2020, in Washington. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)

Source : Fox News

reporter has been turned away from the White House briefing room after they’re temperature was determined to be too high.

The incident occurred just before President Trump and Vice President Mike Pence took the podium to update the press on the government’s coronavirus response. As of Saturday, the White House began testing everyone, including members of the press, who came in close contact with the president or vice president.

“Out of an abundance of caution, temperature checks are now being performed on any individuals who are in close contact with the President and Vice President,” Judd Deere, a White House spokesman, said. The affected reporter has not been named.

According to a pool report, “a man in a suit with a no contact thermometer came through the White House press briefing room and workspaces” around 11:30 a.m. While his name was not immediately available, Deere said he was part of the White House physician’s office.

Katie Miller, the vice president’s press secretary, relayed that the reporter’s temperature was taken three times, each of which registered above the Center for Disease Control’s guidelines.


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