US President Donald Trump tested negative for the coronavirus, his doctor said late Saturday, according to The Washington Post. During a Saturday morning press conference, Trump said he’d been tested for the coronavirus Friday night, with the results still to come.
Several people Trump has had contact with at his Mar a Lago property have tested positive.
Also at that press conference, Vice President Mike Pence said the federal government is extending a ban on travel from Europe to the US, with the ban now including Britain and Ireland. That move is set to go into effect at midnight on Monday.
On Friday, the US House of Representatives passed a major relief package for people affected by the coronavirus. Among other things, the package ensures paid sick and emergency leave, enhances unemployment insurance, and increases federal funding for Medicaid and for food assistance programs.
New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo reported the first death in New York City. Cuomo said the victim was an 82-year-old woman with a preexisting respiratory disease. The New York Times later clarified that the woman died in Brooklyn.
Later still, officials announced the second death in New York state, a 65-year-old man north of Manhattan with “significant health problems,” the paper noted.