A White House reporter who has attended multiple briefings this week tested positive for the coronavirus, bringing the disease one step closer to the West Wing. As the New York Post reports, Jonathan Karl, president of the White House Correspondent’s Association, revealed the news in a letter on Friday.
According to Karl, the reporter, whose name is not being released to protect his or her privacy, has been asymptomatic but came up positive during routine testing. While the individual didn’t hang out in the areas where the press is allowed to congregate, they did attend a White House press briefing on Monday and Wednesday.
“The individual attended briefings on Monday 7/6 and Wednesday 7/8 afternoons and wore a mask the entire time they were on the White House complex,” Karl wrote.
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