US President Donald Trump has tested negative for COVID-19, and is not contagious to others, a White House doctor said 10 days after Trump said he had contracted the coronavirus.
In a memo issued by the White House just hours before Trump was due to continue meeting with voters as part of his re-election campaign, Dr. Sean Conley said the president had tested negative for several days in a row with the Abbott Laboratories BinaxNOW antigen card.
Conley said negative tests and other clinical and laboratory findings “indicate no detectable viral replication.”
President Trump’s medical team determined that, based on data and advice from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “the president is not contagious to others,” Conley said.
Critics have accused Trump of advising his supporters at campaign events and even White House employees to wear protective masks and abide by social distancing rules. At least 11 close Trump aides have tested positive for the coronavirus.