President Donald Trump’s daughter Ivanka has tested negative for the coronavirus and will return to work.
“Over the last week, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump has followed social distancing best practices at her home,” a White House official said in a statement to news outlets. “At the advisement of her doctors, due to lack of symptoms and consistently healthy physician checks, Advisor Trump will be working from the White House today.”
“As is done with every employee at the White House, she will undergo the same health/temperature checks to maintain the safety of herself, her children and those in the White House,” the White House added.
Ivanka was photographed on Friday working in the White House for the first time in days.
Ivanka, Attorney General William Barr, counselor Kellyanne Conway, and White House officials met earlier this month with Australia’s home affairs minister Peter Dutton, who tested positive for the CCP virus earlier this month.
The Epoch Times refers to the novel coronavirus, which causes the disease COVID-19, as the CCP virus because the Chinese Communist Party’s coverup and mismanagement allowed the virus to spread throughout China and create a global pandemic.
President Donald Trump also tested negative for the CCP virus more than a week ago. It came after he met with a Brazilian official, Fabio Wajngarten, who had contracted the disease while he met with Trump and Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro—who announced he tested negative days later.
The White House said it will conduct temperature checks for reporters who have close contact with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
“Out of an abundance of caution, temperature checks are now being performed on any individuals who are in close contact with the President and Vice President,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere said in a statement this week, according to The Hill.
The first member of Congress, Rep. Mario Diaz-Balart (R-Fla.), tested positive for the CCP virus several days. Others members, including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rep. Paul Gosar (R-Ariz.), Rep. Doug Collins (R-Ga.), Rep. Matt Gaetz (R-Fla.), and more, have self-quarantined after interacting with an individual who tested positive for the virus at a conservative conference in February.
It came as New York state moved to join California on Friday to order nearly all residents to stay inside their homes and limited work only to people in essential services.
“We’re going to close the valve, because the rate of increase in the number of cases portends a total overwhelming of our hospital system,” New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said at a press conference. Both California and New York are allowing banks, grocery stores, pharmacies, and other essential businesses to operate.