U.S President Donald Trump will take daily COVID-19 tests after a military aide, who serve as his valet, tested positive. He said, “I’ve had very little contact with this gentleman, know who he is, good person, but I’ve had very little contacts. Mike has had very little contact with him but Mike was tested and I was tested. We were both tested. I just had a test, as you probably heard. In fact, I had one yesterday and I had one today and it’s negative. Mike just had a test and it’s negative“.
This is the first known instance where someone who was in close proximity to Trump tested positive. White House staffers, who interact with Trump closely will now be tested daily instead of once a week. Trump reiterated,” They do the tests and it just shows you that the fallacy, it’s what I’ve been saying . Testing is not a perfect art. No matter what you do, testing is not a perfect art. So we test once a week. Now we’re going to go testing once a day. But even when you test once a day, somebody could, something happens where they catch something.”
The recent case raised concerns about health precautions as Trump and Pence generally do not wear masks saying they were regularly tested for COVID-19. Trump reportedly told his aides that wearing a mask ‘would send a wrong message‘. He recently drew flak for visiting a mask factory without wearing a mask himself. The US continues to battle the spread of COVID-19. Over 75,000 deaths have been reported so far. U.S has 1.2 million COVID-19 cases which are 15 times more than all COVID-19 cases in China.