By Lizzie Day • 14 March 2020 • 19:06
DONALD TRUMP HAS CONFIRMED HE HAS TAKEN A CORONAVIRUS TEST.
The US leader took the test on Friday night and is still awaiting the results, which should be ready in ‘a day or two.’
He made the admission during a press conference in which he also defended shaking hands with people – in defiance of official medical guidelines.
The White House announced Saturday that it is now conducting temperature checks on anyone who is in close contact with President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump has had multiple direct and indirect contacts with people who have tested positive for the pandemic virus.
On Friday, he declared a state of emergency as schools and workplaces across the country shut down.
The US now has more than 2,000 confirmed cases of covid-19 and the Surgeon General, Jerome Adams, said ‘this will get worse before it gets better.’
Some 50 people have died, Mr Trump said.
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