Coronavirus US live: Mike Pence’s press secretary tests positive for Covid-19

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Despite signals that the entire West Wing could have have been exposed to the coronavirus, after Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller tested positive for Covid-19, White House officials are inconsistent in their approach to wearing masks and maintaining a physical distance.

As an event with World War II veterans to mark the 75th anniversary of the Allied victory in Europe, defense secretary Mark Esper gathered with several men all over 95, took photos with them, and handed them coins from his pocket. Esper was not wearing a mask, nor were the veterans.

Hi, there. I’m Maanvi Singh, blogging from the West Coast.

After Mike Pence’s press secretary tested positive for Covid-19, the White House offered tests to members of the press corps.

WH offered #COVIDー19 tests to members of WH press corps today after @VP Chief Spox tested positive along w/Navy valet who serves @POTUS signaling widespread exposure in West Wing. Reporters lined up outside press office to get tests this afternoon. If positive, you get a call.

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