Trump Tested for Coronavirus (COVID-19)
WASHINGTON (AP) — After days of resistance, President Donald Trump says he's been tested for the coronavirus.
This, as the White House steps up precautions after his direct and indirect exposures to COVID-19. Trump also told reporters at a White House briefing that he had his temperature taken before stepping into the room and it was “totally normal.” Trump had held out on testing for days, despite his interactions with at least three people who have since tested positive. The White House says it's now conducting temperature checks on anyone in close contact with Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.
Trump has also announced that the United States will broaden its European travel ban, adding Britain and Ireland to its list. And he says he's considering imposing restrictions on travel within the U.S. to areas hit hard by the coronavirus spread. Under the restrictions on European travel, American citizens, green card holders and others are still allowed to return home to the U.S., but will be funneled to 13 airports and be subjected to health screenings and quarantine orders. Trump is urging people not to travel unless they have to.