Reports: Trump chief of staff Mark Meadows tests positive for COVID-19

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White Home chief of workers Mark Meadows has examined optimistic for the coronavirus, Bloomberg’s Jennifer Jacobs first reported Friday night time.

The state of play: Meadows traveled with the president within the run-up to Election Day and was most lately seen in public Wednesday morning, per AP. The analysis comes roughly a month after President Trump, members of the Trump household and others near the president examined optimistic for COVID-19.

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  • Meadows lately defended Vice President Mike Pence’s determination to proceed touring and campaigning regardless of publicity to workers who had examined optimistic for COVID-19. Meadows stated on the time that Pence was exempt from CDC pointers as a result of he’s “important personnel.”
  • It’s unclear when Meadows examined optimistic, or if he had any signs, per Bloomberg.
  • Meadows advised a circle of advisers after Tuesday’s election, Bloomberg reported, citing an individual aware of the matter.

The massive image: The U.S. recorded no less than 125,552 new COVID-19 instances on Friday — setting a single-day document, in keeping with knowledge from the COVID Monitoring Undertaking.

The White Home has not responded to Axios’ requests for remark.