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Trump’s national security adviser tests positive for COVID-19

Robert O’Brien, the national security adviser of US President Donald Trump has contracted coronavirus, the White House announced in a statement.

“But there is no risk of exposure to Trump or Vice President Mike Pence”, the White House said, adding that “he has mild symptoms and has been self-isolating and working from a secure location off site”.

“The work of the National Security Council continues uninterrupted,” stated the White House.

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It has further stated that the staff is regularly tested for the virus, and O’Brien is the most senior official to be found positive amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Earlier, a US military member who works at the White House as a valet tested positive for coronavirus in May and later Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary also contracted the highly contagious infection.

Samra Mazhar

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