Trump wishes Harris 'the best' after aide tests Covid-19 positive

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Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Harris (D-Calif.) both tested negative for COVID-19 on Thursday. I wasn't in close contact-as defined by the CDC--with either during the 2 days prior to their positive tests.

Biden's schedule will not be interrupted.

"If anything, let this serve as an example of the importance of wearing masks and keeping a safe, social distance". "It is possible to stop the spread". The cases are the first confirmed coronavirus illnesses in the Biden campaign.

"May good once again triumph over evil - and usher in new beginnings and opportunity for all", tweeted Biden, who is challenging President Donald Trump in the race to the White House.

Trump continued to play down the severity of the virus, even leaving the hospital to have a member of the Secret Service drive him around so that he could wave to his supporters.

At a rally in Greenville, North Carolina, on Thursday, Trump extended his "best wishes" to Harris, before adding, inaccurately, "which is more than they did to me, but that's ok".

"After being with Senator Harris, both individuals attended personal, non-campaign events in the past week".

The campaign said the two people traveled with Harris on October 8 and then attended personal events. "I've had two negative tests this week and I am not showing symptoms", she wrote.

Harris's husband, Doug Emhoff, also tested negative on Thursday.

The campaign has begun the contact tracing process to notify everyone who came into contact with the people during the time they may have been infected.

However, due to contract tracing because of Allen's positive diagnosis, it was revealed that an aviation staffer who flew with Biden to OH on Monday and Florida on Tuesday tested positive for COVID-19. No members of my staff were in contact with this crew member either.

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