Covid: White House aide tests positive as military leaders quarantine
Post Desk : Covid-19 is spreading further among those close to President Trump, with White House advisor Stephen Miller and a senior military official infected.
Mr Miller, who has been self-isolating for the past five days, confirmed he had contracted coronavirus on Tuesday, BBC reported.
Top US General Mark Milley and other military leaders are also quarantining after Coast Guard official Admiral Charles Ray tested positive.
Other officials are self-isolating “out of an abundance of caution”.
Adm Ray, vice commandant of the US Coast Guard, is said to be experiencing mild symptoms.
While officials who attended meetings with Adm Ray last week are now quarantining, none have so far tested positive or exhibited symptoms, the Pentagon said.
It is not known how Adm Ray contracted the virus. The admiral attended an event at the White House about 10 days ago but it is not clear if he contracted the virus there or elsewhere, officials told the Associated Press news agency.
US President Donald Trump and other White House officials have tested positive for coronavirus in recent days.