WH: Pence's two top aides contract coronavirus

Oct 26, 2020

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WH: Pence's two top aides contract coronavirus

Washington (US), Oct 26: The White House says two top aides to Vice President Mike Pence have tested positive for the coronavirus.
The White House said on Saturday that the two are his chief of staff and an adviser. It added the vice president tested negative and will make no changes to his schedule.
But major US media outlets reported that at least five people within Pence's inner circle, including the two top aides, have tested positive for the coronavirus.
Meanwhile on the campaign trail, President Donald Trump addressed a rally in New Hampshire on Sunday, claiming the country's economy and employment situation have been recovering.
Trump said, "Even without the vaccines, we're rounding the turn." He also said the coronavirus situation is "going to be over."
Kamala Harris, the running mate of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, was in the state of Michigan on Sunday.
Harris accused the Trump administration of allowing the coronavirus to spread by making what she described as the biggest mistake of successive administrations.
She added that the Trump administration has failed to take responsibility, even when infections have spiked at a record level over the past week alone.
Coronavirus infections have been resurging in the US, mainly the Midwest.
With less than 10 days to go before the November 3 presidential election, the Trump campaign is putting priority on reopening the economy, while the Biden camp is calling for anti-infection measures.
Source: NHK World