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US Vice President Pence to receive coronavirus test


02:56, March 22, 2020


US Vice President Mike Pence. (Photo: Xinhua)

US Vice President Mike Pence said Saturday that he and his wife will get tested for coronavirus later in the same day, as a staff member of his office recently tested positive for the virus.

"Given the unique position that I have as vice president and as the leader of the White House coronavirus task force, both I and my wife will be tested for the coronavirus later this afternoon," Pence said during a news conference at the White House.

Pence's office said Friday the staffer had tested positive for the infectious disease.

Pence told reporters that the official was "doing well" with "mild" cold-like symptoms for a day and a half, and that the staffer had not been at the White House since Monday. 

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