Mark Meadows, Trump's chief of staff, has coronavirus

Nov 07, 2020 Travel News

Mark Meadows, Trump’s chief of staff, has coronavirus

Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff who has respected President Trump’s efforts to minimize the coronavirus throughout the summer, contracted the virus himself, a senior administration official said on Friday evening. .

Mr Meadows tested positive for the virus on Wednesday after the election, the official said, and he told a small group of advisers. The diagnosis had previously been reported by Bloomberg News. A second White House has also tested positive for the virus, according to a person familiar with the diagnosis.

Mr Meadows is just the latest in a series of people to contract the virus in the past seven weeks, including Mr Trump and First Lady Melania Trump, a half-dozen of the president’s aides and five assistants to Vice President Mike Pence, including his chief of staff, Marc Short.