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White House Reporter Believed to Have Coronavirus

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A reporter who works on the White Home is believed to have the novel coronavirus, the White Home Correspondents’ Affiliation mentioned on Monday.

In a memo to its members, the WHCA mentioned the reporter was on the White Home 4 occasions within the final two weeks: on March 9, 11, 16 and 18.

“We encourage all journalists who had been on the White Home throughout this time interval to evaluation public well being steerage, seek the advice of their medical professionals and take the suitable subsequent steps,” the WHCA mentioned within the memo.

The group has beforehand requested White Home reporters to do business from home if doable, and to avoid the briefings in the event that they really feel in poor health.

“We ask once more that every one members who can keep residence or work remotely please achieve this,” the memo said. “Please don’t come to the White Home in case you would not have a workspace or an assigned seat on that day. And please DO NOT come into the White Home in case you are feeling in any respect in poor health.”

The memo didn’t establish the reporter, and mentioned it was a “suspected case” of the virus.

Reporters have been spaced aside on the each day White Home briefings on the coronavirus, consistent with social distancing steerage.

On Sunday, the WHCA mentioned it was suspending the affiliation’s annual dinner, which had been set for April 25.

“Saturday Night time Dwell” star Kenan Thompson was set to host the occasion, whereas Hasan Minhaj, of the Netflix present “Patriot Act,” was booked as a featured speaker. President Trump has not attended the final three dinners, breaking a long-standing customized.

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