President Trump: I'll Probably Get Tested for Wuhan Coronavirus

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Posted: Mar 13, 2020 5:30 PM
President Trump: I'll Probably Get Tested for Wuhan Coronavirus

Source: (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri)

During a press conference with business executives, the Wuhan coronavirus task force and reporters Friday afternoon from the White House Rose Garden, President Trump said it is likely he will take a test for the virus. 

"I think I will do it," Trump said. "Fairly soon, we’re working out a schedule."

Over the past two weeks, President Trump has shaken hands with a number of individuals who were in direct contact with virus victims, including Republican Congressmen Doug Collins, Matt Gaetz and his new White House Chief-of-Staff Mark Meadows. All three of the congressmen self-quarantined for two weeks. None of them showed any symptoms of the disease. 

More alarmingly, over the weekend President Trump shook hands and took a picture with Fábio Wajngarten, the communications director for Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro. Bolsonaro has been diagnosed positive with the disease this week.