International US Trump's chief of staff tests positive for Covid-19: reports

Trump’s chief of staff tests positive for Covid-19: reports

Meadows, 61, told people he had coronavirus after the election, CNN reported. He first tested positive on Wednesday, a day after the poll, according to the New York Times.

Author

Date

Category

- Advertisement -

President Donald Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows has tested positive for Covid-19, US media reported late Friday.

Meadows, 61, told people he had coronavirus after the election, CNN reported. He first tested positive on Wednesday, a day after the poll, according to the New York Times.

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.

Several senior Trump administration officials have contracted the virus in recent weeks, including the president and his wife Melania.

- Advertisement -

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.

burs-gle/jah

© 1994-2020 Agence France-Presse
/AFPFollow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

- Advertisement -

Just close the borders: netizens on the stricter measures amid rising Covid-19 cases

Singapore – With the recent announcement of stricter measures amid a rise in community cases within Singapore, social media is abuzz with netizens going back to border controls, noting these might have prevented such a scenario. The Ministry of Health (MOH) announced...

Muslim woman shamed for eating Chinese food during fasting month

Singapore -- A video has gone viral of a woman shaming another Muslim woman for eating during the Islamic month of fasting. The video, which went viral on Monday (May 3), showed a disagreement between two Muslim women at a hawker centre...

Cap of 5 people for social gatherings and household visits; Lawrence Wong warns of possibility of another circuit breaker

Singapore -- Octets out, quintets in. Social gatherings will be limited to five people, no more groups of eight. New restrictions are coming into place from May 8 to May 30 to curb the Covid-19 spike in Singapore. The new restrictions will take...
Follow us on Social Media

Send in your scoops to news@theindependent.sg 

Theindependent