US President Donald Trump tests negative in second coronavirus examination
Washington : US President Donald Trump on Friday said that he underwent a second coronavirus test on April 2, using a new diagnostic that produced a result in less than 15 minutes, and he has been tested negative in the test.
"I think I took it really out of curiosity to see how quickly it worked," said Trump, who also tested negative last month after coming into contact with a Brazilian official who later tested positive for the coronavirus.
The White House announced that Donald Trump took the test on newly launched Abbott Laboratories kit that offers results in 15 minutes or less.
Meanwhile, Donald Trump has requested Americans to wear masks while they visit any public place. "If people want to wear them, they can" he said during his daily press briefing from the White House.
Vice President Mike Pence said Trump is expected to announce on April 3 a plan to compensate hospitals for treating and testing uninsured coronavirus patients.
"We don't want any American to worry about the cost of getting tests or the costs of getting treatment," said Pence. "The president will be addressing that tomorrow."