U.S. VP Pence tests negative for coronavirus after aide tested positive

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US Vice President Mike Pence and his wife Karen have tested negative for the coronavirus as three American states with a combined population of 70 million moved to restrict residents to their homes.

The couple were tested after a member of Mr Pence’s staff tested positive for the virus, with press secretary Katie Miller tweeting she was “pleased to report that the Covid-19 test results came back negative”.

The vice president had said the staffer, who did not have close contact with either Mr Pence or US President Donald Trump, was doing well.

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