The White House has responded after an unnamed journalist was removed from the premises of the White House after testing positive with a high fever.
“A journalist was denied entry into the press briefing after having a 99.9 fever,” reported CNN correspondent, Shimon Prokupecz. “He was trying to get access to the briefing and was turned away and is being held by the press office on the White House driveway.”
Prokupecz added “The White House doctor also took the temperature of the task force members before the meeting today.”
After Prokupecz released his report, White House VP Press Secretary Katie Miller issued a brief statement. “According to the White House Medical Unit, the temperature was taken three times over a 15 minute period – all three registered above the @CDCgov 100.4 guidelines,” Miller tweeted Saturday.
— Katie Miller (@VPPressSec) March 14, 2020
President Donald Trump has also been tested for Coronavirus according to his statement in a Saturday press conference. “I had my temperature taken coming into the room … I also took the test last night,” Trump said. “I decided I should based on the press conference last night.”
It is unclear when Trump’s test results will come in.