US President Donald Trump does not require any tests or quarantine after meeting people who were subsequently confirmed to have COVID-19, a memo from White House physician Sean P. Conley says.
A Brazilian government official, Fabio Wajngarten, tested positive for the coronavirus just days after he was present at talks between Trump and President Jair Bolsonaro.
JUST IN: White House puts out memo from Trump's physician saying his exposure to two people who developed coronavirus doesn't require self-quarantine or a test. pic.twitter.com/A0zIXM5gfL— Kyle Cheney (@kyledcheney) March 14, 2020
Another Brazilian official, who had shared a table with Trump and the whole US delegation was also later diagnosed with the infection.
The president earlier declared a national emergency amid the rising number of confirmed coronavirus cases across the United States. According to the latest reports, there are at least 2,204 people infected with it and the death toll is currently at 49. Meanwhile, in total around 145,000 coronavirus cases have been confirmed globally, and over 5,400 people have died due to the disease.