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Dr. Fauci is going into self-quarantine over potential coronavirus exposure


Heads of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention Robert Redfield and the Food and Drug Administration will likely be teleworking from house because of this, their spokespersons have informed information publications.

The health expert who's become the public face of the United States response to the coronavirus pandemic, Dr. Anthony Fauci, is preparing to begin what he describes as a "modified" self-quarantine after potentially coming into contact with the novel coronavirus.

Speaking with CNN, Fauci, the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said he would not be doing a full quarantine as he was not in close proximity to the unidentified staffer who tested positive when the individual is believed to have had the virus.

Dr Fauci's institute said that he has tested negative for Covid-19 and will continue to be tested regularly.

CNN notes that the White House sent out an email to staffers on Friday, the same day Miller's diagnosis was confirmed, titled "Strong Precautions We Are Taking".

Politico reported Hahn had come into contact with Katie Miller, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence's press secretary.

The statement said he felt fine and has no symptoms.

While both Redfield and Hahn are expected to testify via video conference, it is unclear whether Fauci will attend in-person. A valet for Vice President Mike Pence has also tested positive for coronavirus.

The top doctor said he had been tested for the coronavirus already and received a negative result.

Officials will not identify the person to whom Hahn or Redfield were exposed.

White House immigration adviser and speechwriter Stephen Miller, was revealed by Trump in a meeting with Republican lawmakers on Friday.

None of those people was exhibiting symptoms, but all were asked to deplane so they could be tested "out of an abundance of caution", a senior administration official told reporters traveling with Pence. Miller tweeted she was "doing well" and looked forward to getting back to work. "In the event Dr. Redfield must go to the White House to fulfill any responsibilities as part of WHTF on COVID-19 he will be following CDC Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers Who May Have Had Exposure to a Person with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19". That aide doesn't work on the White House campus. Anyone who comes in close proximity to the president and vice president is tested daily for COVID-19.