Donald Trump tests negative for COVID-19


US President Donald Trump has tested negative for Covid-19, his physician said in a memo. Trump said he had opted to take the test on Friday, amid rising criticism of his refusal to do so despite known contact with several positive cases within the past week.

Trump said during a White House briefing that he had only decided to take the test because “the press is going crazy”. His temperature had been checked before Saturday’s briefing, returning a “totally normal” result, he said before the results were released.

Trump, who – during a visit to his Mar-a-Lago resort last weekend – came into proximity with several individuals who later tested positive for Covid-19, has repeatedly dismissed concerns over his own health by pointing to his lack of symptoms. The contagion’s two-week incubation period means an individual could be carrying the disease for days before showing any signs of illness.

Source : SCMP


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