US: VICE PRESIDENT PENCE TESTS NEGATIVE FOR CORONAVIRUS

RAVICHANDRAN A/L RAJAMANICKAM

WASHINGTON, March 22 (Bernama) -- U.S. Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen tested negative for the coronavirus, Anadolu Agency quoted a spokeswoman as saying Saturday.

"Pleased to report that the COVID-19 test results came back negative for both Vice President @Mike_Pence and Second Lady @KarenPence," Pence spokeswoman Katie Piller said on Twitter. 

Pence earlier Saturday said he would be tested for COVID-19 after a member of his staff tested positive for the virus late Friday. 

"He has not been to the White House since Monday. Neither the president nor I had direct contact with that staff person," Pence said at a news conference. 

Last Saturday, President Donald Trump tested negative for the virus. 

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