US national security adviser Robert O’Brien tests positive for coronavirus

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US President Donald Trump’s national security adviser Robert O’Brien has tested positive for the novel coronavirus, making him the highest White House official to test positive amid the pandemic.”He has mild symptoms, is self-isolating and is working from a secure off-site location,” the White House said in a statement. “There is no risk of exposure to the president or vice-president. The work of the National Security Council continues without interruption. “

The White House said staff are regularly tested for the virus.

A US serviceman who works in the White House as a valet tested positive for coronavirus in May, as did Vice President Mike Pence’s press secretary Katie Miller.

A small number of members of Congress have tested positive for the virus, including Kentucky Senator Rand Paul.

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