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VP Candidate Kamala Harris Test Negative for COVID-19

by Halle Ames
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Democratic Vice President hopeful Kamala Harris has tested negative for COVID-19 on Friday, just hours after the Trump family announced both Donald and Melania tested positive.

After coming in contact with Joe Biden, doctors tested Harris for the virus. Former Vice President Joe Biden was in close contact with Donald Trump on Tuesday while at the Presidential Debate in Cleveland.

Joe Biden received a negative test result on Friday.

Positives and Negatives

Both the first family and close aide to President Trump, Hope Hicks, have tested positive. Today the President said that he and Melania will be quarantining in the White House starting “immediately”.

With the President’s positive diagnosis, it has raised red flags around the White House about who he and his family have come into contact with in recent days.

In addition, Republican National Convention Chairwoman Ronna Romney McDaniel tested positive today.

However, Vice President Mike Pence and his wife, Karen, both have tested negative along with Trump’s daughter Ivanka Trump and her husband, Jared Kushner.

Ivanka Trump took to Twitter to share prayers for her father and step-mother.

“Praying for the swift recovery of my father and Melania and for all those impacted by COVID-19. As they fight this together, the President will continue to fight for the people of this great country,” she wrote.

Events that President Trump has scheduled like a fundraiser in Washington, D.C today, as well as a campaign rally in Sanford, Florida, have been canceled.

With only six weeks until election day, Trump’s positive diagnosis has upended his presidential campaign. He may not be able to continue his in-person campaign rallies. In addition, he may have to face Democratic nominee Joe Biden virtually in the next debate in two weeks.

Kamala Harris and Mike Pence will square off on Wednesday for the Vice President debate.

[H/T The Hill]