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White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany tests positive for coronavirus


The White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany has tested positive for Covid-19, she announced herself by tweeting in a statement Monday morning. McEnany said that she had previously tested negatively consistently and is showing no symptoms.

McEnany also wrote Monday that she will "begin the quarantine process".

"After testing negative consistently, including every day since Thursday, I tested positive for COVID-19 on Monday morning while experiencing no symptoms," she said in a statement posted to Twitter. McEnany said she did not know of Hope Hicks' diagnosis before she held a White House press briefing last Thursday. She said she will quarantine and work remotely.

McEnany is the thirteenth person in the White House, or connected to Trump’s re-election campaign or a White House House who has tested positive for Covid-19 since last Thursday.

When the White House was doing contact tracing in the aftermath of top Trump adviser Hope Hicks' diagnosis, McEnany was told that she had been a close contact of Hicks, and was pulled off the President's fundraising trip to New Jersey. She wasn't told until later that afternoon that Hicks tested positive, reaffiriming in her statement Monday that she "definitively had no knowledge" of that prior to the briefing. McEnany said she had tested negative "every day since Thursday."

 On Friday, McEnany appeared on Fox News and removed her mask to speak with reporters on the White House driveway. She spoke with reporters again on Sunday night, and did not wear a mask.

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