Washington: The personal assistant of Ivanka Trump, US President Donald Trump’s daughter and senior White House adviser, has tested positive for the novel coronavirus.
The development came on the same day when Vice President Mike Pence’s spokesperson, Katie Miller, was confirmed to have been infected with the disease.
Amid concerns over the transmission of the contagious disease among senior administration officials, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany said at Friday’s briefing that measures were in effect to keep the virus from spreading among staff.
Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner, also a senior advisers, have tested negative for the virus.
Trump on Thursday ordered daily coronavirus testing at the White House after it was reported that personal military valet had tested positive for the deadly disease.
The US currently accounts for the highest number of coronavirus cases and deaths in the world.