Ivanka Trump Quarantines After Exposure To Person With Coronavirus


President Donald Trump’s oldest daughter, Ivanka Trump has quarantined herself after meeting with an official infected with the coronavirus.

She worked from home on Friday “out of an abundance of caution” after she met with an Australian official who has since announced he is infected, Politico reported.

“The White House is aware that [Australian Minister for Home Affairs Peter Dutton] tested positive for COVID-19. He was asymptomatic during the interaction,” Judd Deere, a White House spokeswoman said.

“Exposures from the case were assessed and the White House Medical Unit confirmed, in accordance with CDC guidance, that Ivanka is exhibiting no symptoms and does not need to self-quarantine.

“She worked from home today out of an abundance of caution until guidance was given,” she said of Ivanka Trump.

Dutton met with Ivanka, Attorney General William Barr, and Kellyanne Conway, the Counselor to the President, last week.

Dutton said he “woke up with a temperature and sore throat” and announced that he had been infected with coronavirus. In a statement.

“I immediately contacted the Queensland Department of Health and was subsequently tested for COVID-19. I was advised by Queensland Health this afternoon that the test had returned positive,” he said.

The White House said that Ivanka has not shown any signs or symptoms of being infected with the coronavirus.

Barr is said to be “feeling great and not showing any symptoms” of coronavirus, Kerri Kupec, a spokeswoman for the Department of Justice said.

“He is staying home today and has consulted with CDC. CDC is not recommending he be tested at this point,” he said.

Queensland Health has advised that “anyone who tests positive is to be admitted into hospital and I have complied with their advice.” Dutton said that “I feel fine and will provide an update in due course.”

Stephanie Grisham, the White House press secretary, said that President Trump “had almost no interactions with the individual who tested positive” and does not need to be tested.

This is a frightening time in America and it is wise for everyone to remain calm and take the precautions advised by the Centers For Disease Control.

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds especially after you have been in a public place, or after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
  • If soap and water are not readily available, use a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub them together until they feel dry.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze or use the inside of your elbow.
  • Throw used tissues in the trash.
  • Immediately wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not readily available, clean your hands with a hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.
  • If you are sick:  You should wear a facemask when you are around other people (e.g., sharing a room or vehicle) and before you enter a healthcare provider’s office. If you are not able to wear a facemask (for example, because it causes trouble breathing), then you should do your best to cover your coughs and sneezes, and people who are caring for you should wear a facemask if they enter your room. Learn what to do if you are sick.
  • If you are NOT sick: You do not need to wear a facemask unless you are caring for someone who is sick (and they are not able to wear a facemask). Facemasks may be in short supply and they should be saved for caregivers.
  • Clean AND disinfect frequently touched surfaces daily. This includes tables, doorknobs, light switches, countertops, handles, desks, phones, keyboards, toilets, faucets, and sinks.
  • If surfaces are dirty, clean them: Use detergent or soap and water prior to disinfection.

To disinfect:
Most common EPA-registered household disinfectants will work. Use disinfectants appropriate for the surface.

Options include:

  • Diluting your household bleach.
    To make a bleach solution, mix:

    • 5 tablespoons (1/3rd cup) bleach per gallon of water
    • 4 teaspoons bleach per quart of water

Follow manufacturer’s instructions for application and proper ventilation. Check to ensure the product is not past its expiration date. Never mix household bleach with ammonia or any other cleanser. Unexpired household bleach will be effective against coronaviruses when properly diluted.

  • Alcohol solutions.
    Ensure solution has at least 70% alcohol.
  • Other common EPA-registered household disinfectants.
    Products with EPA-approved emerging viral pathogens pdf icon[7 pages]external icon claims are expected to be effective against COVID-19 based on data for harder to kill viruses. Follow the manufacturer’s instructions for all cleaning and disinfection products (e.g., concentration, application method and contact time, etc.).
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