US vice president’s chief-of-staff tests positive for Covid-19

Sunday, 25 October 2020 - 13:04

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The chief-of-staff to US vice president Mike Pence has been diagnosed with Covid-19.

Pence’s office announced in a statement, "Today, Marc Short, Chief of Staff to the Vice President, tested positive for Covid-19, began quarantine and assisting in the contact tracing process,"

"Vice President Pence and Mrs. Pence both tested negative for Covid-19 today, and remain in good health."

Marty Obst, a senior adviser to Pence who is not a government employee, tested positive for coronavirus earlier this week.