President Donald Trump has not been tested for the new coronavirus, Reuters reported. He interacted with at least two lawmakers who are currently in self-isolation after potential exposure to the virus.
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President Donald Trump has been tested for the novel coronavirus, despite the fact that he interacted with two lawmakers under self-quarantining for potential exposure, Reuters reported.
.@PressSec: 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. Pres Trump remains in excellent health, and his physician will continue to closely monitor him — Zeke Miller (@ZekeJMiller) March 10, 2020
According to Reuters, White House spokeswoman Stephanie Grisham said the president is still healthy and his physician will monitor him closely. "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 told Reuters. "President Trump remains in excellent health, and his physician will continue to closely monitor him." The White House did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment. During a Monday press conference, Vice President Mike Pence was asked if Trump was tested or if he himself was tested. Pence said he had not been tested. Trump flew on Air Force One with GOP Rep. Matt Gaetz of Florida, who is under a self-imposed quarantine after coming in contact with someone who tested positive at CPAC. He is awaiting test results and does not have symptoms, Business Insider previously reported. Gaetz reportedly sat in a different section of Air Force One after learning that he had been in contact with an infected person.SEE ALSO: Incoming White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is self-quarantining until Wednesday after attending CPAC Join the conversation about this story » NOW WATCH: What's inside a puffer fish