Vice President Mike Pence and His Wife Karen Test Negative for Coronavirus

Johnny Lopez
March 21, 2020 - 2:30 pm

Vice President Mike Pence and Second Lady Karen Pence have both tested negative for coronavirus.

His spokeswoman announced the new details in a tweet on Saturday evening. She captioned the post, "Pleased to report that the COVID-19 test results came back negative for both Vice President @Mike_Pence and Second Lady @KarenPence."

Pence made the disclosure that he would be tested during Saturday’s White House press briefing, reported CNN.

“While the White House doctor has indicated that he has no reason to believe that I was exposed and no need to be tested, given the unique position that I have as vice president and as the leader of the White House coronavirus task force, both I and my wife will be tested for the coronavirus later this afternoon,” Pence said.

His decision to get tested comes one day after one of his staffer’s tested positive for COVID-19.

Pence gave an update on the unidentified employee’s health.

“I am pleased to report he's doing well,” Pence said of the staffer. “He had mild cold-like symptoms for about a day and a half. He has not been to the White House since Monday. Neither the President nor I had direct contact with that staff person."

During the press conference President Trump was asked if he'd undergo another coronavirus test and responded, “I feel great.”

Last week it was revealed the President tested negative for the virus.

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