Breaking: Trump’s chief of staff tests positive for COVID-19

….Reports suggest close contact with President on Wednesday

United States President, Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for Covid-19, joining a list of other White House Staff to have contracted the virus.

According to New York Times, Meadows first tested positive on Wednesday, a day after the poll.

Meadows was part of a crowd in a room at the White House early on Wednesday when Trump spoke to around 150 of his top aides and supporters, the Washington Post reported.

He becomes the latest senior Trump administration official official to have contracted the virus, joining other top officials including the president and his wife Melania.

Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany and policy advisers Stephen Miller and Hope Hicks are among more than a dozen other senior White House figures to be infected with since the start of October.

The United States has been hit harder than any other country by the Covid-19 pandemic since it swept the world at the start of this year.

More than 9.7 million people have contracted the virus nationwide, with more than 236,000 dead.

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