Capitol Report: Trump says he’ll ‘most likely’ get tested for coronavirus ‘fairly soon’
President Donald Trump on Friday said he “most likely” would get tested “fairly soon” for the disease COVID-19 caused by the new coronavirus, with his remarks coming during a news conference in which he declared a national emergency because of the fast-spreading illness.
On Thursday, Trump had said that he was not concerned that a Brazilian official he met had tested positive.
That official was Fábio Wajngarten, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro’s communications director. Wajngarten joined Bolsonaro on a three-day trip to the U.S. and on Saturday was at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort, where he posted a photo of himself with the U.S. president.
Trump’s emergency declaration on Friday puts into play more funds for states, territories and municipalities. The president also said Alphabet Inc.’s
Google business was assisting in the development of a website that will help determine whether a test is warranted and to facilitate testing at a nearby location.
closed sharply higher Friday but have been hammered this month by coronavirus-related worries.