The White House national security advisor, Robert O’Brien, has just been reported to be COVID-19 positive. O’Brien is the first high-profile White House employee to be tested positive for the virus.
In a statement released by the White Hosue, they have confirmed the same. They also said that the security advisor is not symptomatic. They also mentioned that neither Trump nor Mike Pence is in danger of contracting the virus. They further stated that the National Security Council is working uninterrupted.
Meanwhile, President Donald Trump responded to reporters saying that he has not met O’Brien yet, but he intends to call him soon.
The last time President Donald Trump and O’Brien physically met was on the 10th of July in Miami. The date or exact timing of O’Brien contracting the disease has not been revealed yet.
As per the White House officials, the president and everyone in the White House undergoes rapid tests every day. As soon as O’Brien’s test results came in, emails were sent out to all the staff members. O’Brien works in the West Wing.
This news comes amidst a massive surge of COVID-19 positive cases in the West and South regions of America.