Ivanka Trump self-quarantined herself recently after coming into contact with Australia’s home affairs minister Peter Dutton, who tested positive for having coronavirus.
After working from home since coming into close proximity with Dutton, the First Daughter has received the official results of her coronavirus test.
According to The Hill, Ivanka — President Donald Trump’s senior adviser and daughter — has tested negative.
She did not show symptoms of the virus but was tested last week.
“Over the last week, Advisor to the President Ivanka Trump has followed social distancing best practices at her home,” a senior administration official said Friday. “At the advisement of her doctors, due to lack of symptoms and consistently healthy physician checks, Advisor Trump will be working from the White House today.”
“As is done with every employee at the White House, she will undergo the same health/temperature checks to maintain the safety of herself, her children and those in the White House,” the senior administration official said.
The Hill reports:
The president’s daughter and senior adviser is also expected to participate in a phone call between the president and small business owners at the White House later Friday afternoon.
The White House said last Friday that Ivanka Trump elected to work from home out of an abundance of caution after Australian home minister Peter Dutton disclosed he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Ivanka Trump and other Trump administration officials met with Dutton during his visit to Washington, D.C., on March 5, two weeks ago. She was tested late last week for the virus and received the results on Friday.
Ivanka Trump testing negative for coronavirus comes as the Trump administration has been making big moves to combat the coronavirus.
The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed legislation on Wednesday providing billions of dollars to limit the damage from the coronavirus pandemic through free testing, paid sick leave, and expanded safety-net spending.
Defense Secretary Mark Esper revealed this week that his department is making 5 million N95 masks available to health workers, including 1 million immediately, and freeing up 2,000 ventilators from its stockpile.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin announced that the administration is working to get checks to Americans in two weeks to help workers cope with the economic effects of the crisis.
Trump has decided to suspend all travel from the European Union as well as the U.K. and Ireland.
The president also declared a national emergency over the weekend.
A major report out of South Korea should also give hope to the United States during this crisis.
As lawmakers come together to hash out the details, we also just learned that two members of Congress have self-quarantined after testing positive for contracting the coronavirus.