U.S. President Donald Trump has not been tested for the novel coronavirus, the White House said Monday.
“The President has not received COVID-19 testing because he has neither had prolonged close contact with any known confirmed COVID-19 patients, nor does he have any symptoms,” said press secretary Stephanie Grisham in a statement.
At an earlier White House press briefing, Vice President Mike Pence said he had not been tested for the coronavirus and did not know whether Trump had been.
Grisham said Trump “remains in excellent health, and his physician will continue to closely monitor him.”
The statement came