Trump tests negative for coronavirus for second day in a row, doctor says


President Donald Trump takes off his face mask to speak from the balcony of the White House’s Blue Room to a crowd of supporters on Saturday.

Associated press

WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump’s White House doctor says Trump has tested negative for COVID-19 on consecutive days using a new rapid test from Abbott Laboratories ABT
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Assessing Navy Cmdr. Sean Conley arrives as Trump travels to Sanford, Florida to cover the front page of his first campaign rally on Monday since being infected with the coronavirus. Conley had said in a written memo released over the weekend that Trump was no longer at risk of spreading the virus to others.

Conley says in a new update released Monday that Trump has tested negative for COVID-19 for consecutive days using a new 15-minute test. He did not say when Trump was tested.

Trump announced on October 2 that he had tested positive for the disease caused by the coronavirus. He was admitted to Walter Reed Military Hospital that night and released on October 5.

Over the weekend, Trump addressed dozens of supporters who huddled on the White House lawn from a balcony.


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