White House press secretary tests positive for COVID-19

SAUL LOEB / AFP

White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has tested positive for COVID-19.

She said she would begin the quarantine process and that the White House medical unit does not list any members of the press as close contacts.

"Moreover, I definitively had no knowledge of Hope Hicks' diagnosis prior to holding a White House press briefing on Thursday," McEnany said in a statement, referring to President Donald Trump's adviser whose positive test results were revealed last Thursday, hours before Trump announced he and his wife had also contracted the coronavirus.

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